At dusk, just east of Big Sandy, TX, CN 5433 West, a UP manifest, changes crews. The new crew is climbing aboard as the old one gets situated in the van. Upon departing Big Sandy, the dispatcher w... (more)
A UP welder that's been working on the crossing behind him is looking at the rails of the Mineola Sub as loaded well cars pass over them. He's watching for fractures in the rails he could fix whil... (more)
A westbound stack train leavers town on the Mineola Sub after changing crews at Big Sandy.
Close to sunset, a westbound vehicle train departs Big Sandy with a big 90MAC on the point.
After changing crews, a UP westbound accelerates out of Big Sandy headed for Dallas.
UP No. 1781 leads a local through the siding of the ex-Cotton Belt Corsicana Sub as an eastbound stack train's DPU passes on the ex-T&P.
A short UP Z train departs Big Sandy for Dallas with a single BNSF Dash 9 for power.
A welder and his helper repair a broken rail in the crossing as a westbound stack train prepares to depart.
UP 7875 West departs Big Sandy after a crew change. The train came down the ex-Cotton Belt from Texarkana, and is now on the T&P headed for Dallas.
The sun shines through an afternoon rain shower in East Texas.
A grungy-looking Dash 8 leads a westbound out of Big Sandy on the ex-Cotton Belt.
After changing crews, UP 7861 West departs Big Sandy for points west.
A westbound Z train taks the connection from the ex-Cotton Belt to the T&P. In the foreground is the SSW line to Tyler which crosses the T&P.
UP 7894 West stops in Big Sandy to change crews.
A UP eastbound speeds through Big Sandy on a beautiful fall afternoon.