The Texas flag inspired paint scheme of the Gulf, Colorado and San Saba Railroad will be missed as Heart of Texas Railroad has taken over the operation. With GCSR now a fallen flag, only time will... (more)
A rested crew prepares to go on duty and take the train to BNSF interchange in Lometa. The engineer is likely to shout out to the hitch-hiker covered conductor returning from knocking off handbrak... (more)
Shoved into the seldom used furniture track, the morning sun shines on this old unit found surrounded by flowers. It was used in the film "Courage Under Fire" starring Denzel Washington. Unfortuna... (more)
We laid down in the weeds many times, but always managed to be creative enough to over come the situation.
Another hot west Texas day is upon us when all you can wish for is a little of that hot air to keep a steady breeze and maybe a cloud to offer a bit of shade long enough to catch your breath. The ... (more)
Scheduled maintenance for the 412 places it out of the consist for Wabtec.
A wet winter and early spring invited an explosion of floral vegetation to cover parts of the railroad. With MOW crews and Texas heat battling at the unwanted guests, scenes like this will soon be... (more)
The local switch job has finished spotting empties and pulling loads from the "sand hole" with 9525 and 412. It has pulled up to the yard and tied down along side the road train that has arrived f... (more)
All four GP15's depart Brady with over 70 loads bound for interchange with BNSF in Lometa.
The bread and butter of the GCSR is sand, lots of it. What has become known as "Brady Brown" is high in silica and great for use in proppants. Here the local switching team plays two bay shuffle o... (more)
A 3 unit set of GCSR power is pulling into the yard past the Brady Depot built for passenger service for the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Ry and the Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe Rys.
A GCSR unit in a Texas flag inspired paint scheme is performing switching in the line's yard in Brady, TX.
The Gulf Colorado & San Saba currently leases FURX 1170 to have reliable power for its shortline operation while the older power is parted out. The long hood of South Orient 204 is just one of man... (more)