A colorful set of Austin Western power rests on the interchange in McNeil.
BNSF 714 leads a rock train into McNeil, TX. 714 is one of the C44-9Ws that were delivered to BNSF just after the merger in a modified "Warbonnet" paint scheme.
A Union Pacific rock train basks in the golden hour light as it skirts along McNeil Road
A "fake bonnet" Dash 9 leads a rock train into McNeil in evening light.
The Texas Eagle, running over an hour late, speeds past a field of bluebonnets in the unincorporated town of McNeil, Texas on the last day of March in a shot that's hard to get due to wildflowers,... (more)
A late summer afternoon finds Austin Area Terminal Railroad (AUAR) Gandy Turn heading north from McNeil, crossing Highway 171 under the conductor's protection because gates have just been installe... (more)
BNSF on trackage rights delivering an empty rock train to the Austin & Western RR. The lead engine was very clean. Must be a recent delivery from GE.
My first photo of 2013 and it comes from the small town of McNeil Texas. We're at the Austin Western's yard, where a group of power is taking it easy, waiting for assignments.
Longhorn Railroad job switching UP interchange McNeil, TX
Watco power tied up for the holiday weekend in north Austin.
This is what happens when the bearings freeze up. The platy shards of steel are as sharp as anything can be.
AUAR power in their McNeil, TX yard on a Saturday afternoon/evening.
AUAR power in their yard on a Sunday afternoon.
3427 rumbles through McNeil past the post office to pick up / set out a few cars