A set of GCSR power crosses Brady Creek heading back to the yard.
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.
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)
Its a long and slow ride from Lometa to Brady, the rhythmic 8 mph wobble will continue into the cold night.
We laid down in the weeds many times, but always managed to be creative enough to over come the situation.
Scheduled maintenance for the 412 places it out of the consist for Wabtec.
Footings from the past sit as a reminder of the railroads history as it quickly grows into the future.
A wet winter and early spring invited an explosion of floral vegetation to cover parts of the railroad. With MOW crews and Texas heat battling at the unwanted guests, scenes like this will soon be... (more)
The evening westbound crosses the last trestle out of the San Saba River bottom, click here to see the train crossing the m... (more)
An unusually warm winter evening is greeted by a train of empties breaking the silence as they slowly creep into the setting sun over the San Saba River.
Bold is a word to describe the gleaming white paint on these three fresh GP15-1's on the GCSR. The roughly 68 mile long shortline was started up in 1993 and operates former Santa Fe tracka... (more)
One of the lines of units awaiting work or in storage at MEI.These 2 GP-15s came off the Missouri & Valley Park and are being relettered for the Gulf, Colorado & San Saba.Taken with permission!
All is quiet at the Missouri & Valley Parks Yard at Fenton.Lately they don't have alot of traffic to move, both Chrysler plants here are closed.
GMTX #413 has just returned to the M&VP from being repainted.It wears a slighty different scheme than the other 2 GP-15s.It has no Missouri & Valley Park lettering and has GMTX lettering above the... (more)