PTRA's Port 150 job crosses Brays Bayou as it heads toward North Yard.
Port 141 heads back to PTRA Manchester Yard utilizing trackage rights on UP's Strang Sub. MOW is replacing timbers on the swing bridge over Buffalo Bayou.
Until my friend told me about it earlier in the day, I had no idea the PTRA had a heritage locomotive. My luck was working overtime, as it ended up leading "Port 264", the last train of... (more)
The North Yard Car Shop leaves no doubt as to the owner, while the Port 181 job works the south end of the yard.
You don't see much of the Port Terminal Railroad Association, but it is a interesting railroad and despite the rumors, very friendly. Here we see the Port 150 running over the UP Strang Sub to PT... (more)
Port 151 is running East on the West Main with the Houston skyline above the train.
Train Port 141 heads north on UP's Strang Subdivision, crossing Bray's Bayou on it's was to PTRA North Yard.
An evening job heads west out of Deer Park bound for Pasadena Yard.
A spot at the Westwind Terminal is nearing completion as clouds threaten above.
A PTRA yard job switches PTRA's North Yard with a long cut of cars.
(searching for rebuild history at this time)
9601 switches the PTRA's Pasadena Yard.
As sundown approaches, UP 9523 North crosses a small bayou in the ultra-industrial refinery complex on the south side of the Houston Ship Channel.
PTRA 9601 and a sister locomotive switch a long string of hoppers at the shortline's Pasadena Yard.
PTRA 9613 approaches its Pasadena Yard with the catalytic crackers of Pasadena Refining forming a surreal backdrop.