After a brutal career of ushering Z trains on the MoPac in blue, then grinding rock trains in blue and then yellow, this tired and faded warrior gets a rest at Centennial, looking ahead to a renum... (more)
As the economy continues it's downward out of control spiral, more and more locomotives are parked across the country.
Idling impatiently waiting their turn at the tower, the crew doesn't realize that they have a trophy from their run up north; a bird of prey secured nicely beside the coupler.
southbound train passing through tower 55 interlocking Ft Worth
A westbound manifest has just arrived in the receiving yard. The power will cut away from their train and head to shop.
The power from a westbound manifest heads to the shop while another train gets humped in this busy yard.
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)
Eastbound train to Dallas rolls over the Trinity River in east Fort Worth.
WP GP40-2 3557 and MP SD40-2 3131 share the load test tracks at Centennial on a cold winter night.
Just the day before, the BHZ from NP had this as part of 7 WP GP40/-2s brought in, and they were the beginning of the WP influx into Texas after the merger.
4 SF30Cs on a loaded grain train; crunchy!