A Blacklands Railroad conductor protects the crossing while the train trundles towards the 'golf course crossing' as it's known to the crews. Pulling the Sulphur Springs to Greenville job is a for... (more)
A unit asphalt train originating in south Texas emerges from the thick woods and back into civilization as they begin to parallel Highway 11 west of Sulphur Springs. The shortline Blacklands Railr... (more)
The third unit asphalt train for Martin-Marietta continues its westbound run to Greenville as they descend a steep grade outside of Ridgeway. The train is doing some tree trimming as well, knockin... (more)
The third unit asphalt train for Martin-Marietta in Greenville, Texas rocks over a old wooden trestle east of Ridgeway on a soggy afternoon. Six axle locomotives and unit trains are still a bit of... (more)
Keepin' things unlevel: The LTEX GP40 that lead the unit asphalt train to the unloading area leans into the scrap facility's switch to allow the train to shove back 5 more cars. It was inte... (more)
The inaugural Martin-Marietta unit train over the entire 78 mile route of the Blacklands Railroad crosses the bridge over Highway 50 in Commerce. Of note is the "Cotton Belt Route" still... (more)
The inaugural Martin-Marietta unit train over the entire 78 mile route of the Blacklands Railroad marches up grade near the community of Neylandville on the pleasant spring afternoon. Originating ... (more)
Two 50's Survivors: 1954 Buick Roadmaster and 1952 Geep. The locomotive has served on the Illinois Central, Illinois Central Gulf, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, and Penn Central.
Blacklands Railroad 2036, an ex-ATSF GP20, poses near Greenville Industrial Park. Blacklands Railroad operates from Sulphur Springs to Greenville, Texas. The locomotive is near the far west end... (more)
Back in March, Blacklands Railroad was named 2011 Short Line Railroad of the Year by Railway Age Magazine. Here we see a former Grand Trunk Western unit wobbling down the line cutting through some... (more)
Blacklands 201 and 2036 heading west from Mt. Pleasant, TX
The Blacklands Railroad will switch Rubbermain today. This plant is located on the DGNO but a reciprocal agreement allows each railroad to serve the facility. The train of plastic pellet hoppers... (more)
The Blacklands crew awaits track and time from KCS dispatcher at Console 3 prior to leaving the DGNO yard at Hunt (Greenville) and returning to home rail at CP 170.