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Blacklands Railroad
Various photos from the east Texas shortline based in Sulphur Springs, Texas. For more information, check out their website: http://blacklandsrailroad.com/
Photo Album By: Jordan Hood
 
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Photo ID: 583113

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)

Railroad: Larrys Truck & Electric (LTEX)
Locomotive: EMD MP15DC
Location: Commerce, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: LTEX 1544
Train ID: BLR Job 2
Photo Date: July 15, 2016


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Added: Jul 18, 2016

Views: 1,718
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Photo ID: 519407

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9588
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Feb 17, 2015

Views: 5,357
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Photo ID: 491966

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Ridgeway, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9588
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Aug 01, 2014

Views: 4,924
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Photo ID: 491964

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Ridgeway, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9588
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Aug 01, 2014

Views: 2,413
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Photo ID: 477928

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)

Railroad: Larrys Truck & Electric (LTEX)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Greenville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: LTEX 3000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Apr 16, 2014

Views: 3,167
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Photo ID: 477927

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Commerce, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9647
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Apr 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 477909

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Neylandville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9647
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Apr 15, 2014

Views: 2,460
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 471692

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.

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: IC GP8
Location: Greenville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: BLR 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2013


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By: B Denny

Added: Feb 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 467190

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)

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Greenville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: BLR 2036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2014


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By: B Denny

Added: Jan 22, 2014

Views: 2,484
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Photo ID: 376698

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)

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Sulpher Springs, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: BLR 4601
Train ID: Greenville Switcher
Photo Date: September 30, 2011


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By: JR Leal - RuckusRails

Added: Oct 01, 2011

Views: 2,105
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 346407

Blacklands 201 and 2036 heading west from Mt. Pleasant, TX

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: BLR 201
Train ID: BLR 201
Photo Date: November 16, 2010


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By: Jonathan Guy

Added: Nov 24, 2010

Views: 2,140
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Photo ID: 320071

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)

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Greenville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: BLR 201
Train ID: Greenville Turn
Photo Date: April 08, 2010


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By: Jim Satterwhite

Added: Apr 08, 2010

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Photo ID: 264755

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: LLPX 2036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 06, 2008


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By: David Hawkins - KB5WK

Added: Dec 25, 2008

Views: 2,122
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Photo ID: 253763

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: BLR 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2008


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By: David Hawkins - KB5WK

Added: Oct 05, 2008

Views: 3,519
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Photo ID: 223892

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.

Railroad: Blacklands Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Greenville, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: LLPX 2036
Train ID: Greenville Turn
Photo Date: February 18, 2008


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By: Jim Satterwhite

Added: Feb 19, 2008

Views: 2,023
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