Berkshire No.1125 rests after its stop for water during one of its rare appearances in Austin.
The speed of Mikado No.1212 flying downhill into Austin
exceeded the capabilities of my camera, but speed was
in all likelihood contributing to the enjoyment of the ride
for the brakeman on hi... (more)
Berkshire No.1125 was a pleasant surprise when it was
seen drifting southbound through the cut just north of
Sixth St. in Austin, since usual power for freights was a
Mikado. This cut was obli... (more)
Northbound freights almost always required a Ten-wheeler
as a helper.
The southbound Sunshine Special had to cross the Colorado
River. Yes, there is a Colorado River in Texas. The Austin
skyline in 1947 was dominated by the University of Texas
Tower and the dom... (more)
Mikado No.1111 passes over Barton Springs Road as it
leaves Austin and heads south for San Antonio. The white
smoke of the helper can be seen at the end of the train.
Mikado No.1478 leans into a curve as it struggles with a
northbound freight out of Austin.
One cold morning a southbound Mikado has completed its
water stop and will cross Lamar Boulevard and head for
San Antonio as soon as No.1111 passes by. This is the
site of the present day Amtr... (more)
MP crew switches their tiny Lincoln yard. That's BN in the background.
A nice set of 3.
Full House The side by side yards of Union Pacific and BNSF look relatively full today with freight cars of various types, each having its own reason for being here. For example, the cove... (more)
Moving along at about 10 mph, a pair of Missouri Pacific GP38-2s lead Union Pacific's Provo-Salt Lake City local north along the old Provo Subdivision between Cutler (Lehi) and Mount (summit). The... (more)
an eastbound MP train waits in downtown St Louis, MO
MP 4672 leads its train west along Lake Dardanelle on the Arkansas River west of Russellville, AR.
MOP 2112, a GP-35, leads its southbound train through downtown Russellville, AR during Feb 1978.