A very strange consist to see in Texas no doubt. Austin Western has recently been making a big push for bigger power and they sure are getting it.
A westbound train rolls up and down the undulating grade as they march toward the Oldcastle Materials Sudduth quarry for another load of Central Texas aggregate. This operation is unique in that t... (more)
An empty Austin Western rock train passes the old Gulf Oil logo on its way through Bertram as it heads toward the quarries north of Marble Falls, TX.
Austin Western's 212 job heads east as lite power to collect its train at the rock yard at Seward/Liberty Hill, TX as it passes the restored depot at Bertram, TX.
Austin Western's 212 job heads westbound into the setting sub with a train of empty rock gons for the quarry at Marble Falls, TX. The C&NW heritage of the lead unit is fairly evident with the uni... (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)
Just west of the village of Bertram, a matched 4-pack of Austin Western GP50’s lead empty rock hoppers from Oldcastle’s rock yard at Seward Junction (Liberty Hill), TX to the massive quarry at Sud... (more)
The Austin Steam Train's Hill Country Flyer climbs toward Burnet, passing through scenic Bertram with a 10 car passenger train. Not bad to find a nice looking RSD-15 in 2012.
A nine-unit consist of five WAMX/AWRR (ex-C&NW) GP50s, a WAMX SD40-2, two BNSF C44-9Ws and a BNSF ES44DC roll a hundred car train of empty rock gons west through the Texas Hill Country northwest o... (more)
Friday the 13th!!!!! This is what happens when you have 6 locomotives in notch 8 on the head end of a 12,000 ton train going up a 2% grade and the laws of physics catch up to you. This occured at ... (more)
The Abbott Turn passes through Bertram on its way home to McNeil.
The Hill Country Flyer runs around the train in the passenger siding at Bertram. Note the creative signal used on this part of the line.
Bluebonnets are starting to show in Bertram as the Hill Country Flyer dodges springtime rain showers.
AUAR 189 idles as it awaits passengers for its journey back to Burnet after a long day. (The train was stopped. Taken With Permission)