With two main line tracks occupied a bit south of Tower 60, a northbound grain empty flashes past us on the track that leads to the ex-Katy line now known as the "Choctaw Sub."
AC44Cn AC conversion leader
DP engine Northbound KCS detour on the BNSF
Four light engines have just come out of Fort Worth & Western's Hodge Yard--which used to be part of the Cotton Belt--and are waiting for a light from the dispatcher. In the foreground are the tra... (more)
In March of 2008, three big GEs pull a heavy grain train southward on the Choctaw Sub toward Tower 55. Meanwhile, a southbound loaded coal drag on the adjacent main track waits for a crew.
The SW1200's were instantly distinguishable from any other Rock Island first-generation switchers as the only ones to be purchased with the switcher Flexicoil truck.
Amtrak No. 21 has just arrived from Dallas, and will pull up past the crossover he's treading. Then, he'll back through the crossover from Main Two to Main One and into the Intermodal Transportati... (more)
Late on a warm afternoon, a southbound BNSF coal train roars past the greenery that surrounds Tower 60 and the Trinity River.
A BNSF coal load charges up the slight grade south of Tower 55.
Railroads never sleep, but the crew of Union Pacific Y851 has a brief rest period while waiting for the next switching assignment in Davidson Yard.
UP 3203 and UP 1898 push cars over the hump into the bowl yard while a grain train to the left begins to leave the yard.
Road & Rail Services RTEX 4996 spend the night in the company of UP 5369 and UP 6683 at the Union Pacific's Davidson Yard diesel shops.
As two members of a BNSF MOW crew tend to a broken rail on their north-south main at Tower 55, the other two--including the welder--keep a wary eye on UP 5914 South, a coal load that will pass the... (more)