Charging out of Davidson at full track speed of 55mph, one of Cleburne's finest puts on a show, running for a meet at Somerville with an empty Smither's Lake hopper train. As soon as he hits the ... (more)
Oh, how I wanted to play "Let's Make a Deal" with the outbound crew about to get on at the yard office and set out the remotes! That 8753 kodachrome as the second unit was just knawing at me and ... (more)
Big power off the Conroe District. Empty grain trains from Beaumont would tie up here and power sets would get fueled. A wary eye is on the mainline as this photo was taken as there was a loaded... (more)
Ya'll laugh at me for my comments about clouds and cloud gods; this is what a normal summer's morning looks like in southeast Texas. We had to leave Houston to get to Bellville NO LATER than 9AM;... (more)
Wallis was the crossing of the SP Eagle Lake branch. Usually any meets on the Santa Fe were quick and to the point. But when you had a train on the branch throwing a monkey wrench into the mix, ... (more)
The daily grind: 1.) start at Bellville in the morning yelling at the clouds to just move ao you could shoot last night's remote cut-outs at the old roundhouse tracks, then 2.) move on to shooting... (more)
The SF30Cs were common on grain, potash and sulphur trains, and we tried to get as many as we could while they were in kodachrome colors and reasonably clean. Bellville was where southbounds (rai... (more)
4 SF30Cs on a loaded grain train; crunchy!
Gotta be a spoiler in the rear of the otherwise all GE lashup, but at least it's a kodachrome.
Last batch of SF30Cs were yellow, but 9568 sports the then experimental flange lubricating system, evidenced by the tank just behind the conductor's side.
One of the few original SF30Cs NOT in Kodachrome colors
"Kodachrome" SF30C 9524 leads a hot 199 train through the sweeping curve at Bixler as it comes off the causeway from Orwood.
Two Kodachrome units lead a 189 train through the eastern portion of Franklin Canyon.