KCS's Holiday Express is parked in the siding at Victoria, TX awaiting a call to duty at 4 PM when they open the doors to the public.
Another rock train works its way through central Texas, passing fields of cotton awaiting harvest on a cloudy and rainy November day.
A westbound UP freight passes by a unique tri-light signal that guards the approaches to both Flatonia and Engle sidings on the Sunset Route. Signals such as this one are becoming rare as technol... (more)
An eastbound UP freight rolls through the small Texas town of Waelder on its way across the Sunset Route to Houston.
A UP local highballs west out of San Antonio with load of frac sand for use in the booming Eagle Ford shale.
A UP yard job switches the ex-MP Sosan Yard on a sunny November day, looking and feeling more like spring instead of fall with a high of 86 deg. F.
BNSF's Somerville, TX to Sealy, TX local blasts through Brenham on its southbound journey with an appropriately painted lead unit.
BNSF's test train accelerates out of Timpas for another run along the Raton Sub, paralleling the lonely highway 350.
Amtrak's SW Chief passes the first set of semaphores on its westward journey, starting an amazing stretch of classic signaling in high plains of New Mexico.
A BNSF freight rolls out of the yard in Pueblo bound for La Junta, passing the elegant Pueblo passenger station, now a local railroad museum.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief passes the very photogenic blades at the east end of Watrous siding on its journey to California.
Clean paint glints the low Colorado sunlight well as the BNSF test train is switched in preparation for the next day's activities.
The Southwest Chief starts its descent of Raton Pass now that it has crossed into New Mexico, seen here from exit 454 off of I-25. There is nothing like the American west to remind you that a tra... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief climbs famous Raton Pass on its way to Los Angeles, seen here about to pass the "flat car bridge" at exit 6 off of I-25.
BNSF's test train pulls east into the siding at Timpas to clear up for the evening, it's headlight reflecting against the classic AT&SF pole line, amazingly still in use in 2013.