With a relatively new ACe, a buffer & 92 tanks of vinyl chloride, a unique Plaquemine, LA to Freeport, TX unit train passes under the 3 track SP era signal bridge at East Echo.
UP may, for all intents and purposes, own Houston... but there are a lot of trackage rights. Case in point is BNSF grainer X PTNFCN9 10 heading south on the West Belt, passing KCS IMYDA09 running... (more)
PTRA Job 281 takes 90 loads of diesel & gasoline to North Yard for interchange to KCS. It'll become train QHOQR10, bound for Queretaro, QT. Mexico getting rid of the Pemex monopoly has opened up... (more)
Palm trees & the Port. Port Job 173 has just been relieved and fresh crew of Port 282 drags the train into North Yard. I've always thought it a touch of class that the PTRA paints their whistles... (more)
Small pockets of ex-Southern Pacific searchlight signals exist throughout the city. With almost every signal in the state of Georgia replaced, it's refreshing to see something other than a hooded... (more)
The daily Englewood to Pasadena freight crosses Bray's Bayou on a beautiful fall day.
BNSF H TEAPTX1 09 has made it through the CF that is Houston and has just a few more miles on the UP Strang Sub to reach PTRA Pasadena Yard.
Port Job 182 takes the West Main past Crossover No. 1 on it's way from North Yard to American Yard with 50 cars of general freight.
A couple of old heads holding a 1st shift weekday local use their belt packs to both enjoy the nice morning Gulf breeze on the return from Basin Yard to Glass Yard.
At least I got one good photo on my birthday.
A welder was in the middle of multi-hour repairs on the Katy Neck, forcing this Galena Park to Booth Yard transfer to shove onto the Strang Sub and then make another shove into Booth Yard... but a... (more)
BNSF Y HOU1851 10 crosses Bray's Bayou with the wildflowers showing no signs of relenting on this well above average 91 degree day.
Port 135 puts his train away in Pasadena Yard, in what for me is an archetypal scene of of Houston... PTRA in front of the Petrobras refinery.
Combining all three paint schemes, PTRA's heritage painted locomotive leads Port 264 dragging 87 tank cars from Pasadena Yard to North Yard.
MDYNL may be extremely late, after taking 28 hours to get from Dayton to Spring, but the extremely early Christmas signage is more than offsetting things.