The video camera BNSF is installing in all of its new units is clearly visible in the left wind screen of ACE 9265.
An ACE leads a coal load over the hill between Alvord and Decatur through the Western Cross Timbers.
7621 East negotiates the vertical curves east of Alvord.
A hot Q train rolls through Alvord past an SD45-2 manned helper stationed there to assist eastbound coal trains.
In helper serivce. The SD45-2's are running out their last miles in Texas, mostly in rock train service.
BNSF 5071 West, an empty unit sulfur train, heads into the siding at Alvord.
Alvord helper sleeps until the next coal load shows up. Looks like this engine has seen lots of action over the years.
Power for the "Alvord Helper" waits in the stub track off of the siding at Alvord.
Stack train rearended a stopped empty grain train, the car they hit went up/over/through the top of the cab. Both crew members jumped before impact at aprx 15mph.
Alvord pushers hitching up to loaded coal to push over the hill.
DPU unit of loaded coal at Alvord siding
Alvord pusher with extra SD45 getting ready.