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Photo ID: 573259

The Texas Hill Country is enjoying a great showing of bluebonnets this spring following above average rainfall last year. Austin Western Job 207 is seen here switching Hill Country Recycling in Ma... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Marble Falls, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 4145
Train ID: AWRR 207
Photo Date: March 25, 2016


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By: JR Leal

Added: Apr 16, 2016

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Photo ID: 572646

A westbound train rolls up and down the undulating grade as they march toward the Oldcastle Materials Sudduth quarry for another load of Central Texas aggregate. This operation is unique in that t... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: Bertram, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: PRLX 2832
Train ID: AWRR 206
Photo Date: April 09, 2016


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By: JR Leal

Added: Apr 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 521222

A pair of former Chicago & Northwestern GP50's lead empties back west for another load of aggregate. The Austin Western has eight ex-CNW GP50's on the roster.

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5001
Train ID: Job 121
Photo Date: December 08, 2014


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By: JR Leal

Added: Mar 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 511747

Fire fills the sky over an Austin Western train beginning their nightly run west to Austin. The contract between Watco and Capital Metro is coming to an end in 2015, leaving many to wonder if Watc... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Manor, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5002
Train ID: Job 111
Photo Date: December 23, 2014


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By: JR Leal

Added: Dec 25, 2014

Views: 1,853
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 507085

Support for the local high school football team is evident as the 121 Job crosses Main Street in Downtown Elgin.

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 4146
Train ID: 121 Job
Photo Date: September 11, 2014


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By: JR Leal

Added: Nov 17, 2014

Views: 1,940
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Photo ID: 507083

A healthy dose of sand is applied to the rail during an emergency brake application. Sand prevents the locomotive wheels from sliding when a train goes into emergency at speed. However, there was ... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Manor, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5001
Train ID: Job 111
Photo Date: August 07, 2014


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By: JR Leal

Added: Nov 17, 2014

Views: 2,313
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Photo ID: 503721

A six pack of former Chicago & Northwestern GP50's continue earn their keep hauling aggregate in the rolling Central Texas Hill Country terrain. Here the train is heading west to the Old Castle qu... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Bertram, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5001
Train ID: 212 Job
Photo Date: October 24, 2014


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By: JR Leal

Added: Oct 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 503720

An echoing sound of the 121 Job pounding the diamond interupts an otherwise quiet evening in the small rural town of Elgin, Texas.

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 4147
Train ID: 121 Job
Photo Date: October 19, 2014


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By: JR Leal

Added: Oct 26, 2014

Views: 1,634
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 487518

Just west of the village of Bertram, a matched 4-pack of Austin Western GP50’s lead empty rock hoppers from Oldcastle’s rock yard at Seward Junction (Liberty Hill), TX to the massive quarry at Sud... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Bertram, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5007
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 28, 2014


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By: Fotaugrafee

Added: Jun 29, 2014

Views: 1,585
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Photo ID: 477245

Railroad officials and First Responders work the derailment scene.

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5007
Train ID: AWRR 111
Photo Date: October 04, 2007


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By: JR Leal

Added: Apr 10, 2014

Views: 18,288
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Photo ID: 450627

The 121 Job heads west through "The Land of Brick and Sausage" with a load of chicken waste. Main Street in Elgin is decorated for the upcoming 26th Annual Hogeye Festival and soon the street will... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5001
Train ID: 121 Job
Photo Date: September 08, 2013


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Sep 09, 2013

Views: 2,168
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 423900

A train of westbound aggregate empties cuts through Downtown Elgin passing Veterans Memorial Park and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 4145
Train ID: 121/Butler Turn
Photo Date: February 01, 2013


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Feb 05, 2013

Views: 1,391
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Photo ID: 422590

Main Street in downtown Elgin is greeted with the 121 Job heading west. Elgin is a railroad town and owes its existence, or at least location, to the railroad and a flood. The original alignment o... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5003
Train ID: 121
Photo Date: January 25, 2013


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Jan 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 422589

The Daffan Double. A 121 crew completes the double after the 111 job lost two motors and went dead shortly after laying down on Daffan Hill. The first cut is seen between the switches at De... (more)

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5003
Train ID: 111
Photo Date: January 19, 2013


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Jan 25, 2013

Views: 1,868
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Photo ID: 420039

My first photo of 2013 and it comes from the small town of McNeil Texas. We're at the Austin Western's yard, where a group of power is taking it easy, waiting for assignments.

Railroad: Austin Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: McNeil, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 5002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 02, 2013


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Jan 03, 2013

Views: 1,668
Comments: 1

Favorited: 4
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