The days Triple Crown train arrives to the terminal at dawn and begins to spot the trailers.
Support for the local high school football team is evident as the 121 Job crosses Main Street in Downtown Elgin.
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)
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)
An echoing sound of the 121 Job pounding the diamond interupts an otherwise quiet evening in the small rural town of Elgin, Texas.
Pushing through a sea of high weeds and thorned mesquite, an outbound train of wheat and sand slowly creeps down the main track.
Eastbound loads head into the rising sun, rolling over continuous welded rail dating back as far as 1912.
Loads of frac sand head east as the conductor follows behind in the hi-rail, inspecting for problems along the way. This former Santa Fe branch line has a long history of moving the valuable sand,... (more)
Dirt roads, cactus and mesquite are plentiful along the Heart of Texas Railroad. The cow skull on the old fence post and the Texas Flag inspired paint scheme really tie it all together in this sce... (more)
Back in business! Having made a remarkable recovery following a dramatic bridge fire and subsequent collapse, Heart of Texas Railroad has proven to be resilient. The bridge fire was ... (more)
Running waycar light from Cedar Park, ATCX 442 descends the Summit grade westbound. The train usually consists of restored passenger cars loaded with people enjoying a scenic ride through the Texa... (more)
A peaceful morning on the bank of the Colorado River is rattled to life by the passing of the Smithville Local.
Railroad officials and First Responders work the derailment scene.
TXOR SD9's 6183 and 1733 await assignment on a cold winter evening.
A pair of clean GP15-1's start the morning by switching covered hoppers at Mars Petcare.