A manifest and a local are tied down in the small yard in Flatonia, while in the distance, a westbound rolls toward San Antonio, with DPUs bringing up the markers.
In downtown Flatonia, a small railroad museum keeps a nicely restored caboose and interlocking tower on display.
A manifest passes the historic Tower 3 under threatening skies
UP local power rests at Flatonia
Waiting at the crossing in Flatonia, Texas, we got a bit excited to see a vehicle train led by a CSX engine coming our way. As it got closer, it looked odd, but as it was still in a cloud shadow ... (more)
After departing its service stop at the Flatonia railfan pavilion, 4014 gets underway towards Houston, passing some spectators on the east side of town.
Not visible in this shot, a group of enthusiastic railfans, both seasoned and perhaps some being minted at this very moment, watch the recently-restored Big Boy make its way to its scheduled stop ... (more)
After a curtsy in Flatonia next to the rail observation platform, UP 4014 steams off, back nearly on schedule after a delay earlier in the morning.
Southbound off the SP Muldoon Subdivision, UP 3246 leads a Motive Power Industries SD40, as well as a former MoPac SD40-2, followed by an unidentified U-Boat, heading west toward San Antonio on th... (more)
Pointing north on the Muldoon Subdivision, coming off the line from Victoria, a CSX SD40-2 and UP C30-7 block the Sunset Line main awaiting a signal.
UP cross-country international hotshot IDTMX comes into Flatonia, Texas, on the former SP Dalsa cutoff. This train originated on CSX in Detroit, MI, and runs to Laredo, TX, where KCSM brings it to... (more)
Three GP60s power an Intermodal train heading towards Houston. Tower 3 had recently shut down and would later be moved across town to a new museum.
"Hail, Hail Flatonia; Land of the Brave and Free!"Waiting in the Union Pacific yard in Flatonia, Texas, on October 27, 2016, is BNSF Railway train H-CDTTUL1-27 (High Prior... (more)
UP's IAVLB rolls west along the Sunset Route with a varied consist of power, passing the various artifacts in the railroad park at Flatonia.
UP 5875 roars splits through the small yard at the west end of the interlocking at Flatonia.