PTRA Port Job 235 accelerates up the UP Strang Sub off the Sims Bayou bridge and out of the vast industrial areas in the Port of Houston.
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)
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.
Sunday morning off.
At home among the stacks.
Sorting tankers and covered hoppers under a beautiful Texas January sky.
With the official flower of Houston sprouting in the foreground, the Port 264 Job banks into a curve on the UP Strang Sub, with the PTRA Heritage Unit leading the way. The unit has the current re... (more)
Job Port 182 has just finished working American Yard, allowing the sun to swing around for westbounds. Now with 61 cars on the drawbar, Port 182 is continuing it's run from Greensport Yard to Nor... (more)
PTRA's Port 150 job crosses Brays Bayou as it heads toward North Yard.
Port 141 heads back to PTRA Manchester Yard utilizing trackage rights on UP's Strang Sub. MOW is replacing timbers on the swing bridge over Buffalo Bayou.
Until my friend told me about it earlier in the day, I had no idea the PTRA had a heritage locomotive. My luck was working overtime, as it ended up leading "Port 264", the last train of... (more)
The North Yard Car Shop leaves no doubt as to the owner, while the Port 181 job works the south end of the yard.
You don't see much of the Port Terminal Railroad Association, but it is a interesting railroad and despite the rumors, very friendly. Here we see the Port 150 running over the UP Strang Sub to PT... (more)