This picture is a re-enactment of the driving of the golden spike in Promontory, Utah. It’s the end result of a 1,912-mile continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869.
All of us at the DPCs of Texas have a bit of an idea of how they must have felt when that final spike was driven to finish the transcontinental railroad in 1869.
A long haul, but one that was made worth it by everyone we got to meet and educate about the need to call 811 before they dig!
Our very last Mock Line Strike event of 2017 * was held last Friday in Vinton, Texas – just outside of El Paso.
Here’s a look at some of the coverage for the event.
Representatives from Mexico were in attendance, as was our sister call center, New Mexico 811.
The Mock Line Strike events, in conjunction with Enertech, covered the state – from Abilene down to McAllen, from Longview over to El Paso. Many more are planned for next year!
We’ve had a great time doing these events this year. We started back in February in Amarillo, and made stops in Abilene, Austin, Beaumont, Bryan/College Station, Fort Worth, Gonzales, Kerrville, Longview, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Pearsall, San Angelo, Victoria, and Wichita Falls.
And don’t forget – we still have plenty of Damage Prevention Council meetings to attend!
You can catch the full calendar here: http://dpcoftexas.com/events
Until next week, safe digging!
*Maybe, but you never know! Stay tuned for details!