Mar 26, 2015
Well done, Sir!!
Gee there is a train on the wall. At the ball game in Houston tonight.
Wait...you mean that's your not home layout?
I could not recall which Texas team had that engine. Was thinking Rangers, so erred on that one.
The ball park in Houston has a little bit of railroad theme. They preserved the old Houston Union Station head house and incorporated it into the left field wall. The old waiting room is restored to its former glory and is kind of cool to walk through.
I know I'd rather be running that engine at the ball game than dancing around in a mascot costume.
Some leased power from Progressive Rail at the UP Sugar Land yard.
And a Talgo right behind it, but on Main 3....
Love them 'peek-a-boo' shots!
Here's a noisy train with a polite horn at the beginning and some noisy wheelsets. This was at a field entrance crossing just east of Miles City, MT near Blatchford siding.
From the summer of '76 or '77 at Hudson, OH, an Alco C-636 and mates are ready to pull. CR collected many of its big Alcos in ore train service at Mingo Junction, OH west of Pittsburgh.
Train ride time.
Took this yesterday when I went to a railfan meet up in Rosenberg, Tx, This guys shirt reminded me of what that unit probably looked like when new.
Picture like that are wonderful for reminding us just how massive some of that stuff is.
Man, that's one serious vise!
I used the heck out of that vice today making brackets for some under car equipment. The "machine shop" is in an old SP baggage car.
NS 156 heads north through Ridgeway, SC on a beautiful spring day:
What's in those tanks? I don't see a spacer car between them and the engines. Must either be empties or some non-hazmat such as food?