Missouri Pacific SD40's 3064 and 3067 near Taylor, Texas.
Specially modified and painted equipment becomes a rolling classroom for area firefighters. This training progam focused on HAZMAT emergencies, railcar anatomy, capping kits, chlorine gas and leak... (more)
A BNSF unit aggregate train, operating on trackage rights gained from the UP/SP merger, heads north on the Union Pacific Austin Subdivision. The train was loaded in Marble Falls, Texas on local sh... (more)
The local yard job begins their day as the ROGWD-14 creeps up the main. This previously retired snoot-nosed locomotive has been brought back to life as an SD40N, sporting a new coat of UP Armour Y... (more)
A Brandt Peterbilt shoves loads of ties toward a MOW crew unloading from a Union Pacific bus. Note the extended mirrors, horn, front knuckle and brake pipe air hose on the truck.
The yard job pulls a short cut from track 5 as a brakeman known just as "Squirrel" rides out to the switch.
A 92-car train of TILX empties crosses the UP Waco Sub as it continues south on the UP Austin Sub to McNeil, TX. As an extra-board conductor for the Austin Western Railroad, I often get called to ... (more)
A Fort Worth to San Antonio manifest has exited the UP Waco Sub for a southbound move on the UP Austin Sub. The MFWSA-12 is getting a fresh crew as the couterpart MSAFW-12 is switched by the LAW10... (more)
The San Antonio bound train #22 stops in Taylor where it exits the UP Waco Sub and heads down the UP Austin Sub. The station here consists of a covered bench on a concrete pad.
The yard job builds outbounds for the MSAFW on a wet central Texas morning. The sun momentarily broke through the clouds and offered a reflection in the puddles.
Customer Special heading south on the Austin Subdivision.
The Fort Worth to San Antonio manifest sits in Taylor Yard after the LAW51 crew finished setting out cars for the locals. Can't wait for the 4141 to be brought out of it's current storage at NLR.
Three Katy GP40s switch Taylor, north of the junction with Missouri Pacific, in the evening.