After a frantic repositioning of the tripod, the Brownwood to Pearland limestone train is caught unexpectedly taking the siding at Landes at 1220. The impossibly awesome lashup is SD45-2 6488 SD45... (more)
The U-BWWPEA strides through the agri-industrial remnants of Cameron at 1107.
BNSF 6488 East has became BNSF 6488 South and arrives from Brownwood at the South Fuel Pads and prepares for a quick crew change before proceeding southeast towards Houston. My excitement at disc... (more)
There aren't many things more inspiring to me than pacing 16,800 EMD horses straining to keep almost 11,000 tons of trailing tonnage moving at track speed. 30 Hyatt bearings jumping up and down o... (more)
BNSF 6488 South notches out on 87 limestone loads at 1448.
After being stuck in the hole at 'P-burg' for FIVE northbounds, BNSF 6488 South finally gets rolling again and drifts downgrade between Phillipsburg and Kenney at 1427.
16,800 hp of La Grange Love lugs 10,800 tons of Vulcan Materials limestone up the ruling 1.3% grade west of Rogers at 0957. The ladies have cleared their throats a mile back after coming out of dy... (more)
After a quick crew change at the south fuel pads, BNSF 6488 East became BNSF 6488 South and is shown drifting through Heidenheimer as it begins the second part of its journey southeast towards Pea... (more)
Brownwood limestone drifts through Sealy behind BNSF SD45-2 6488 and four other SDs. Only the 4th 45-2 built for the AT&SF, the 6488 was completed in May of '72 as ATSF 5628, Serial # 7391-4. Sh... (more)
Strutting 87 loads of limestone southeast through central Texas, BNSF SD45-2 6488 leads the charge of two sisters and two SD40-2 cousins, as their 92 cylinders throb to lug their train up to Brenh... (more)