I think they had to replace a traction motor.
The first 15 cars are unpainted tank cars.
Unpatched operation lifesaver unit.
Last shot of the day: An empty coal train in golden sunlight.
The majority of the FWWR roster, lined up, ready to roll.
Freshly crewed, waiting for a signal.
Old soldiers leading a string of new recruits (brand new coal cars).
This train had a BNSF cream & green SD70MAC (BNSF 9762) and a KCS Retro Belle SD70ACe (KCS 4044) on the rear.
"Puffy" leads another load of passengers from the stock yards back to Grapevine.
Inadvertent fuel price documentation in background ... I bet UP doesn't pay $3,93 / gallon for diesel.