A pair of former Chicago & Northwestern GP50's lead empties back west for another load of aggregate. The Austin Western has eight ex-CNW GP50's on the roster.
Support for the local high school football team is evident as the 121 Job crosses Main Street in Downtown Elgin.
A healthy dose of sand is applied to the rail during an emergency brake application. Sand prevents the locomotive wheels from sliding when a train goes into emergency at speed. However, there was ... (more)
An echoing sound of the 121 Job pounding the diamond interupts an otherwise quiet evening in the small rural town of Elgin, Texas.
The 121 Job heads west through "The Land of Brick and Sausage" with a load of chicken waste. Main Street in Elgin is decorated for the upcoming 26th Annual Hogeye Festival and soon the street will... (more)
A train of westbound aggregate empties cuts through Downtown Elgin passing Veterans Memorial Park and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.
Main Street in downtown Elgin is greeted with the 121 Job heading west. Elgin is a railroad town and owes its existence, or at least location, to the railroad and a flood. The original alignment o... (more)
That nose bell just can't be mistaken, these former Chicago & Northwestern GP50's continue to work together taking this train west toward Manor, TX.
A quiet morning in Elgin is briefly interrupted as the Austin Western makes an eastbound run through town toward Butler. The train is passing the restored Houston & Texas Central freight depot tha... (more)
Aggregate heading for Bulter, TX pounds the jointed rail of the East Subdivision.