Western Pacific GP40 3525, UP GP40-2 901 (ex-WP 3546) and Missouri Pacific GP38-2 2251 (ex-Rock Island 4313) at Hearne, Texas on July 15, 1983.
Mission accomplished, UP 4141 pulls away from the crew change at Valley Junction at 2117.
After completing its run pulling Bush 41s funeral train, UP 4141 throttles up leading north to Fort Worth, running across the East Texas plains one last time.
NS AC44C6M rebuild #4035 is on the point of a Houston bound freight making a crew change at Hearne, TX.
GATX's Hearne plant in the late afternoon. GAHT #2 came out of its hole and saw its shadow, which means 6 more weeks of hot, humid summer for Texas.
The sun is setting on IC 1037 as it leads a train out of Hearne Texas.
In what has become a fairly rare scene on the UP in 2015, a standard cab SD60, in service, awaits the call to local duty at this central Texas hub.
This GE 65-tonner has just (in Feb 2015) celebrated its 70th birthday. Wow. It is also ex-Navy and ex-Marine Corps ... Seems like it's been a very useful engine!
A solo SD40N highballs west with the turn from Hearne to Taylor.
A GP60 and a GP38-2 await the next assignment in Hearne.
CNW 8646 and UP 3788 throttles up as the train departs Hearne Texas on its way to the Saint Louis area and ultimately back to Proviso Yard near Chicago.
Looks like this unit has had some engine troubles...at least the oil stains gives the dull blue paint some character...
One of the few still standing, SSW 9642 takes a rest at the former SP Hearne Yard the day before Thanksgiving 2011.
Former US Navy 65ton.