A pair of former Chicago & Northwestern GP50's lead empties back west for another load of aggregate. The Austin Western has eight ex-CNW GP50's on the roster.
Support for the local high school football team is evident as the 121 Job crosses Main Street in Downtown Elgin.
An echoing sound of the 121 Job pounding the diamond interupts an otherwise quiet evening in the small rural town of Elgin, Texas.
UP 9820, the former C&NW 8716 leads a southbound rock train across the Austin Western diamond, passing the former MKT-SP Union Depot at Elgin, Texas on Union Pacific's Waco sub (ex-MKT). Elgin Uni... (more)
The 121 Job heads west through "The Land of Brick and Sausage" with a load of chicken waste. Main Street in Elgin is decorated for the upcoming 26th Annual Hogeye Festival and soon the street will... (more)
A train of westbound aggregate empties cuts through Downtown Elgin passing Veterans Memorial Park and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.
Main Street in downtown Elgin is greeted with the 121 Job heading west. Elgin is a railroad town and owes its existence, or at least location, to the railroad and a flood. The original alignment o... (more)
A late evening rock train crosses the Austin Western interlocking and rumbles by the 1903 depot in downtown Elgin. The segregated depot was built with a ticket office opening to mirror image waiti... (more)
A matched set of 3 former Chicago & Northwestern GP50's work Griffin Industries, crossing the Union Pacific interlocking and passing the 1903 depot in downtown Elgin. While other Watco units on th... (more)
A pair of SD60M's lead the local back to Smithville from Taylor passing the historic Elgin Grain & Feed building in downtown Elgin.
The 4146 and 4147 head back west past the 1872 Houston and Texas Central Freight Depot, the oldest building in downtown Elgin.
A quiet morning in Elgin is briefly interrupted as the Austin Western makes an eastbound run through town toward Butler. The train is passing the restored Houston & Texas Central freight depot tha... (more)
A load of rendered chicken meal and a handful of aggregate empties head west toward Manor.
Austin Western's Butler Turn accelerates out of Elgin, crossing the ex-MKT UP mainline and passing the restored depot.
Austin Western's Butler Turn returns back to Manor on a spring-like February Sunday, reflected in a pool of water from the previous day's rain.