Near sunset, BNSF workers at the north fuel racks get out of their vehicle to perform maintenance on the power of a couple of northbounds.
A maintenance worker rides BNSF's inspection car "Rio Grande" as the train's brakeman walks back up to the head end after throwing a switch into a siding.
BNSF 7429 North, a train of wind turbine blades on 89-foot flatcats with one GE on each end, heads through downtown Temple where the Ft. Worth Sub and the Lampasas Sub are merged into one.
Along UP's Waco Sub, an ex-MKT line, sits the Katy's passenger station in Temple, TX, with its beautiful steeple.
BNSF 7368 North receives needed attention at the north fuel racks in Temple, TX.
BNSF 719 North crosses UP's Waco Sub at CP Opal.
A BNSF track inspection car tilts automatically to the outside of a curve and it heads into a siding on the Lampasas Sub. BNSF's Temple locomotive shops are at right.
UP 8018 North descends a hill to cross the BNSF at the latter's CP Opal in Temple, TX.
Passengers begin boarding the eastbound Texas Eagle, at Temple, TX. In the distance, a southbound hauling military vehicles waits on the mainline behind NS and UP power.
With the engineer slowing the train down to a crawl, BNSF 7973 South approaches the south fuel racks and a crew change in Temple, TX. Soon the coal empties on the track next to her will head north... (more)
Three BNSF freights wait for a signal to depart the north fuel racks in Temple, TX.
With a southbound ethanol train already waiting to depart the south fuel racks, BNSF 5425 South comes down alongside of it.
With two more northbounds waiting to follow, BNSF 7276 North prepares to depart the north fuel racks in Temple, TX.
A former Santa Fe bluebonnet rests in Temple, TX.
Santa Fe's first diesel locomotive rests in Temple, TX.