TX RR3 LbNA # 29706
|Placed Date||Mar 30 2007|
*** Part of my TX Wildlife Trail Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
The Texas State Railroad is known as one of the nation's largest and most unique steam train operations. Passengers may board the historic trains at either Rusk or Palestine and both ends of the line have turn-of-the-century style train stations. The 50-mile, round-trip steam engine excursions take 4 hours and run from March to November. The train goes through I.D. Fairchild State Forest, which is part of the Texas State Railroad Loop described on the Prairies & Pineywoods Wildlife Trail - East map, and where this microbox is located. My first two Texas RR boxes went missing, so this one has been relocated with a new stamp and can be considered a new box.
From Rusk, take Highway 84 West toward Palestine. After passing through Maydelle, keep an eye out for FM747 which will T into Highway 84 from the North. At the T, turn left (south) onto a dirt road. You will see signs telling you you are in I.D. Fairchild and instructing you to stay on state property. Continue along the dirt road until you cross the Railroad tracks. Just past the tracks on the right will be an area with two picnic tables and a small pond visible from the road. Turn in and park there.
Walk back up the dirt road to edge of the woods just before RR tracks. Turn left and walk up the hill to the end of a wood fence paralleling the tracks. Walk into the woods at 200 degrees for about 20 steps to 3 pine trees in a row on the right. The camo microbox is behind the middle pine hanging from a small tree branch 6 feet high.