Monday, October 16, 2017

Amtrak at Moody, Texas

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Friday, April 07, 2017

The Santa Fe Railway in New Mexico


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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Gordon Stockman HO Scale Layout main line westbound loop


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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Katy Railroad Wardens Shop


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

BNSF Rail Train on the SA & AP in Cameron, TX


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A BNSF empty welded rail train backs down the old SAAP main in Cameron to find a home for the night and thus freeing up BNSF Galveston sub sidings. It's rare for me to see a train on this line.


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Rotary Snow Plow Returns to Donner Pass


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Monday, March 06, 2017

Bodacious



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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Texas Birthday Bash - Navasota Texas



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Friday, March 03, 2017

The Toughest Town on Earth


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Thursday, March 02, 2017

DCC++



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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Texas and Pacific East Texas Layout




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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

First Bluebonnets of 2017

I've been seeing a few here and there beginning last week or so.  Today I saw better clumps of them along US-77/SH-36 just south of Cameron.  A quick stop in Cameron for a quick bite was in order and it netted a southbound BNSF tank train and a look see over on at the junction of the old San Antonio and Aransas Pass (SA&AP) which is now an industrial lead off the BNSF main in downtown Cameron.

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BNSF unit tank train passing Cameron, TX


Afterwords a quick pass of the SA&AP industrial lead found some flowers and some ballast spreading equipment.


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Bluebonnets in Cameron


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Work train equipment on a spur off the SA&AP industrial lead





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Texas County Flags

I didn't know that counties in Texas had a county flag. Is this flag official? Are there other counties with flags?

Apparently the answer is yes. Here's a site with some shown.

Brazos County Texas Flag
Bosque County Texas Flag

The Brazoria County Flag looks just like the Brazos County flag.  Hmmm.

Brazoria County Texas Flag
Colorado County Texas Flag


Flag of Victoria County Texas



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Monday, February 27, 2017

Gulf and Western layout at the Temple Train Show 2016

The Corpus Christi boys setup at Temple last year (2016) and took some cab view video.



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Sunday, February 26, 2017

San Antonio and Aransas Pass in Cameron, TX 2017








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Visiting Lance Mindheim's HO Scale CSX Downtown Spur Miami Layout! 01.30...

These layouts have done a great job with urban scenery for a switching layout.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Visiting the Taylor Cafe in Taylor TX

Most people hear about and head to Louie Mueller's BBQ joint in Taylor but for a railfan the place is Taylor Cafe.



On a nice warm day you can sit at the lunch counter and get a good meal for under ten bucks, $9 to be exact, and get to hear the Union Pacific right outside the door.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Texas Mexican Railroad Laredo Then and Now


Texas-Mexican Railroad Station, Laredo, Texas, ca. 1925




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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lehigh Hanson (Hanson Aggregates) Switcher at Garden Ridge, TX - 2.2.2017



I got lucky on my pass by and found the plant switcher, a big SD40-2, shoving out a cut of loads adn then we catch him pulling back in with a cut of empties.

Here's Hanson Aggregates website and I'm going to repost their header image. Nice one.



In case you are not familiar with the Servtex Quarry.




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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hey look - It's CEMEX 81 running loose outside their Balcones Plant in N...


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