Sunday morning off.
At home among the stacks.
Sorting tankers and covered hoppers under a beautiful Texas January sky.
With the official flower of Houston sprouting in the foreground, the Port 264 Job banks into a curve on the UP Strang Sub, with the PTRA Heritage Unit leading the way. The unit has the current re... (more)
An evening job heads west out of Deer Park bound for Pasadena Yard.
Laid over from delivering a grain train to the Port of Houston, PTRA uses it and 2 sisters for switching duties at the Pasadena yard.
9601 switches the PTRA's Pasadena Yard.
As sundown approaches, UP 9523 North crosses a small bayou in the ultra-industrial refinery complex on the south side of the Houston Ship Channel.
A pair of CEFX GP20Ds pull a manifest out of PTRA's Pasadena Yard.
PTRA 9601 and a sister locomotive switch a long string of hoppers at the shortline's Pasadena Yard.
UP 9124 South passes the towering smoke stack of the AES Chemicals plant in the refinery complex.
PTRA 9613 approaches its Pasadena Yard with the catalytic crackers of Pasadena Refining forming a surreal backdrop.
A PTRA genset switcher leads a long manifest of hoppers and tank cars eastward into the refinery complex.