First of two UP specials run for President George H.W. Bush's funeral from the Houston region to College Station. This one, reported to have press/etc aboard, was run two hours ahead of the Presi... (more)
I've travelled far & wide, seen & felt a great many things in this hobby...but never has an entire country come together to be trackside for anything I've ever left home for. For once in 2018, we... (more)
UP QDYNL-28 heads north through Spring Junction with a rebuilt SD90MAC leading a repainted Dash 8.
Running 1x1; an extra Des Moines, IA to Englewood Yard freight comes off the Navasota Sub onto the Palestine Sub for the remainder on the trip into Houston.
NS 7270, a rebuilt ex-UP SD90MAC, leads the QDYTX-31 north through Spring Jct along with some NS and CSX GE's trailing
One of the best trains to gun for was the Conway to Houston Conrail interchange train. Though usually an afternoon train, delays upwind would occasionally drag it down to an AM arrival. Today's ... (more)
The MP ran basically a shuttle for the RS&S/PC&N between Point Comfort and Rockdale using their power, northbound one day, then southbound the next. It was one of the few trains that, as a rule, ... (more)
The Spring Cafe (right) advertised "The Best Food and the Slowest Service Anywhere!"
Dayton, TX to Galesburg, IL High Priority manifest crosses the Cypress Creek trestle as the sun gets low in the late afternoon sky.
About to take orders, entering the Trinity Sub
A Tulsa, OK to the Houston Port Transit Authoity (PTRA) bound train crosses the Cypress Creek trestle on a clear late-summer morning.
Power starved UP using lease unit in yard operations