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Photo ID: 486177

Pushing through a sea of high weeds and thorned mesquite, an outbound train of wheat and sand slowly creeps down the main track.

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 411
Train ID: Road Train
Photo Date: June 22, 2012


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By: JR Leal

Added: Jun 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 476948

A pair of GP15-1's give all they have to shove heavy frac sand loads into the yard from the Sand Lead.

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 409
Train ID: Brady Yard Job
Photo Date: June 21, 2012


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By: JR Leal

Added: Apr 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 476944

A set of GCSR power crosses Brady Creek heading back to the yard.

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 413
Train ID: Brady Yard Job
Photo Date: June 21, 2012


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By: JR Leal

Added: Apr 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 476942

A switch stand seems out of place in this scene, but here we have the yard job splitting power on a humid Texas morning. The train will pull up the main, which is obscured by weeds at right.

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 413
Train ID: Brady Yard Job
Photo Date: June 21, 2012


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By: JR Leal

Added: Apr 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 423142

Are the days of gleaming GP15-1's in Central Texas over? Heart of Texas Railroad has taken over the former GCSR operation and the future of these four leased locomotives isn't clear. Here t... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Rochelle, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 413
Train ID: Inbound
Photo Date: June 28, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Jan 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 423137

The Texas flag inspired paint scheme of the Gulf, Colorado and San Saba Railroad will be missed as Heart of Texas Railroad has taken over the operation. With GCSR now a fallen flag, only time will... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GCSR 9525
Train ID: unassigned
Photo Date: January 16, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Jan 30, 2013

Views: 1,097
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Photo ID: 422103

Farewell GCSR! A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. Sometimes a picture and a thousand words just can't tell the story. What do you see here? A crumbling railroad on the verge of... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Hall Valley, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 411
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: June 26, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Jan 21, 2013

Views: 4,970
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 418547

The Texas heat is at a boil as a slow moving train creeps over the railroad. The relentless heat has been causing sun kinks and wide guages that threaten to derail trains. The most recent having t... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Rochelle, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 411
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: June 22, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Dec 22, 2012

Views: 7,103
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Photo ID: 412138

Entering the through truss bridge span, our 9,170 ton train slowly creeps over the San Saba River. Signs of heavy repairs are evident on the left side following a derailment that damaged the struc... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Harkeyville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 409
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: April 01, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Oct 16, 2012

Views: 1,261
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Photo ID: 412118

Its a long and slow ride from Lometa to Brady, the rhythmic 8 mph wobble will continue into the cold night.

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Algerita, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 413
Train ID: Inbound
Photo Date: January 18, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Oct 16, 2012

Views: 849
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Photo ID: 411548

A rested crew prepares to go on duty and take the train to BNSF interchange in Lometa. The engineer is likely to shout out to the hitch-hiker covered conductor returning from knocking off handbrak... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 409
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: May 27, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Oct 10, 2012

Views: 1,873
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Photo ID: 409373

Shoved into the seldom used furniture track, the morning sun shines on this old unit found surrounded by flowers. It was used in the film "Courage Under Fire" starring Denzel Washington. Unfortuna... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GCSR 4308
Train ID: Storage
Photo Date: April 01, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Sep 16, 2012

Views: 3,431
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Photo ID: 409372

Many shortlines have ended up in the hands of large holding companies and have lost that hometown identity, looking more like an aggressive Class 1. Then you have the Gulf, Colorado & San Saba tha... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: San Saba, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 411
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: June 23, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Sep 16, 2012

Views: 2,236
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Photo ID: 407817

Entering a cut lined with prickly pear cactus, the 80-car loaded frac sand train heads down grade into the San Saba River Valley. Further down the line, all four GP15's will be put to the test to ... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Richland Springs, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 411
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: June 26, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Sep 01, 2012

Views: 1,161
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Photo ID: 407815

We laid down in the weeds many times, but always managed to be creative enough to over come the situation.

Railroad: Gulf, Colorado, & San Saba
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Brady, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: GMTX 413
Train ID: Outbound
Photo Date: June 20, 2012


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Sep 01, 2012

Views: 1,000
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Favorited: 11

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