A rarely seen visitor in Texas, EMDX 1204 sits outside the fence for the first time since late November.
Extra 987 moves west through San Antonio
heading for El Paso one summer afternoon.
So great to catch one of these on a train, new and clean.
UP's E9s depart San Antonio for Houston on the famed Sunset Route. Photo taken on the restored Hays St. Bridge which now affords pedestrians and bicyclists a nice view of the San Antonio skyline ... (more)
Watco's power for the Port of San Antonio. I hope as the business grows, the quality improves.
How do we get along without the old "rent a wreck" master SP. Sooner or later everything showed up. This beast was nee SAL, ex-SCL, ex-SBD, ex CSX and one of a only a few in a proper VMV paint j... (more)
Nice looking paint job.
I'm not sure what the real model is. This was a rebuild of a ALCO to Super Seven standards but with the orgiinal 16-251 engine remaining. It may have been on the way to Mexico. Note: The bell ... (more)
It's amazing how a good rebuild can take a beat up old warhorse and turn out something just like it came off the showroom floor. This one is so pretty they let it handle an executive special.
They look kind of stubby now but we remember the days when these units where the latest thing. This one has been modernized and the great SP light package is gone.
A westbound SATX unit coal train threads gingerly thru a "shoo fly" built around some construction.
You could find an old 6300 just about any time but these de-turbo'ed GP-35s were extremely rare.
An MP GP7 departs San Antonio with the AZTEC EAGLE for Nuevo Laredo and the NdeM to Mexico City. Some of the cars had just arrived on the TEXAS EAGLE. The magnificent station was completed in 1908... (more)
An clean SP GP9 in the "Rudolph" color scheme is coupled with a Cotton Belt F7 as they run to the SP engine terminal.
Laying over for the whole day.