Amtrak #156 takes the lead on the #22 Texas eagle.
Awaiting clearance into the small Taylor Yard (ex-MoPac), UP 8570 heads up an aggregates train from Western Railroad Co. in New Braunfels (my childhood home).
NB Amtrak Train #22, the Texas Eagle, heads north on UP's Austin Sub. In 15 minutes or so, it will be making its station stop at Taylor, TX and transferring to UP's Waco Sub for its run up to Tem... (more)
Amtrak's Texas Eagle on the ex-MP Austin Sub. Note the Missouri Pacific signals to the left.
With his escort in the background, a rail-test vehicle checks this mainline track between San Antonio and Taylor. This track went through an extensive tie-replacement program in late 2007.
A westbound MoPac freight heads to Georgetown to drop off limestone gondolas. You can see me here - Click - seconds after ... (more)
A pair of MoPac GP38-2s handle a westbound (southbound) mixed freight just north of Austin.