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By:S Murray
Dates:6/19/2012 - 6/21/2012
Album Info:A three day railfan trip out into West Texas.
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First Train of the Trip
Title:  First Train of the Trip
Description:  Early into the trip, this UP autorack train was seen stopped in a siding in Aldine near Houston.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 2:50:26 PM
Location:  Aldine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 4198(SD70M)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
MKT 79
Title:  MKT 79
Description:  A caboose out on display in Katy.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 2:52:27 PM
Location:  Katy, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Katy Station
Title:  Katy Station
Description:  The station at Katy.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 2:54:17 PM
Location:  Katy, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Bridge
Title:  Bridge
Description:  A bridge around Brookshire.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 2:56:42 PM
Location:  Brookshire, TX
Author:  S Murray
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BNSF 3185
Title:  BNSF 3185
Description:  An ex-ATSF unit does some switching in Sealy.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:00:35 PM
Location:  Sealy, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  BNSF 3185(GP50)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
Bridge
Title:  Bridge
Description:  An old bridge with "Southern Pacific" written on it.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:02:01 PM
Location:  Columbus, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Bridge
Title:  Bridge
Description:  The back of the same bridge doesn't have as much as on the front.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:02:41 PM
Location:  Columbus, TX
Author:  S Murray
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SP 1888
Title:  SP 1888
Description:  Dark rain clouds were right behind us, so we were obviously trying to outrun it. But then this caboose appeared so we got out to get it quickly and leave before the storm hits us. However, our escape was soon interupted with...
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:06:03 PM
Location:  Weimar, TX
Author:  S Murray
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UP 7348
Title:  UP 7348
Description:  This train halted our escape from the rain. Fortunately, we never got rained on here. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:11:44 PM
Location:  Weimar, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7348(AC4460CW) UP 4924(SD70M)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
UP 5840
Title:  UP 5840
Description:  The DPU of the UP train in Weimar. The storm clouds can be seen in the background. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:17:45 PM
Location:  Weimar, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 5840(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Local Work
Title:  Local Work
Description:  Two local diesels head to Flatonia. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:20:37 PM
Location:  Schulenburg, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  HLCX 3805(GP38-2) LLPX 2270(GP38-2)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Local Work
Title:  Local Work
Description:  The local diesels head through Flatonia and to the yard. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:23:01 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  HLCX 3805(GP38-2) LLPX 2270(GP38-2)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
SP 4743
Title:  SP 4743
Description:  A caboose out on display next to the old tower in Flatonia.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:25:14 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Flatonia
Title:  Flatonia
Description:  The crossing at Flatonia, with a pavilion to watch trains.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:57:43 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Flatonia
Title:  Flatonia
Description:  The small yard is seen in the background.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 3:59:33 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Flatonia
Title:  Flatonia
Description:  The crossing at Flatonia.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/17/2012 4:01:35 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Yardwork
Title:  Yardwork
Description:  The two local diesels has taken a full coal car from the east and prepares to do some switching in the small yard.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:47:46 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2270(GP38-2) HLCX 3805(GP38-2)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
Yardwork
Title:  Yardwork
Description:  The local diesels have put a small train together and prepares to leave with it to the north.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:48:21 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2270(GP38-2) HLCX 3805(GP38-2)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
Crossing the Road
Title:  Crossing the Road
Description:  The local diesels cross the road with their train. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:52:14 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2270(GP38-2) HLCX 3805(GP38-2)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Farewell
Title:  Farewell
Description:  The local diesels take their load to the north. This is the last time we would see the diesels for that day (although we might have seen them on a bridge while leaving Flatonia), but we would meet them again in a couple of days...
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:52:48 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2270(GP38-2) HLCX 3805(GP38-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Maps
Title:  Maps
Description:  Two maps of the Flatonia area, including radio frequency and buildings.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:57:32 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Map
Title:  Map
Description:  A map of the Flatonia town, this time focusing in on the town and not the railroad area.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:58:09 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  59   Comments: 0
Flatcar
Title:  Flatcar
Description:  A derailed flatcar next to an old building. It is unlikely that it will run again.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:58:41 PM
Location:  Flatonia, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Ballinger Station
Title:  Ballinger Station
Description:  An old ATSF station in Ballinger. It's used as a town building now.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:09:17 PM
Location:  Ballinger, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  63   Comments: 0
Random Cars
Title:  Random Cars
Description:  Several BNSF hoppers in Ballinger.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:09:44 PM
Location:  Ballinger, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  75   Comments: 0
Return to Sweetwater
Title:  Return to Sweetwater
Description:  Scenic shots of the Sweetwater area.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:14:57 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  78   Comments: 0
Return to Sweetwater
Title:  Return to Sweetwater
Description:  Scenic shots of the Sweetwater area.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:15:45 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  58   Comments: 0
Return to Sweetwater
Title:  Return to Sweetwater
Description:  Scenic shots of the Sweetwater area.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:16:23 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  50   Comments: 0
Return to Sweetwater
Title:  Return to Sweetwater
Description:  Scenic shots of the Sweetwater area.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:27:04 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  51   Comments: 0
Return to Sweetwater
Title:  Return to Sweetwater
Description:  Scenic shots of the Sweetwater area.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:27:42 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Last Train of the Day
Title:  Last Train of the Day
Description:  A stopped UP stack train sits in a siding. With the sun setting fast, this would be the last train of the day.
Photo Date:  6/19/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:29:08 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 8720(SD70ACe) UP 4513(SD70M)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
The Next Day...
Title:  The Next Day...
Description:  This UP stack train (with a few autorack cars) has backed out of the siding and is preparing to head out.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:33:10 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7914(AC45CCTE) UP 4745(SD70M) UP 8439(SD70ACe)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
UP 7914
Title:  UP 7914
Description:  The UP train picks up speed quickly and heads through the track. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 2:33:59 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7914(AC45CCTE)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Bullsnake
Title:  Bullsnake
Description:  I got out of the car, turned the corner, and was one step away from stepping on this. Luckily, these aren't venomous. Either way, it would have NOT been good if I stepped on this!
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 2:36:08 PM
Location:  Sweetwater, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  172   Comments: 3
UP 7914
Title:  UP 7914
Description:  We saw the same train back in Sweetwater and we watched him fly by here. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 2:45:14 PM
Location:  Westbrook, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7914(AC45CCTE) UP 4745(SD70M) UP 8439(SD70ACe)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
UP 7409
Title:  UP 7409
Description:  A stopped UP train in Big Spring. It had to wait for three other trains to head by to get moving.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 2:50:06 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7409(AC45CCTE) UP 4125(SD70M)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
UP 25334
Title:  UP 25334
Description:  A couple of boxcars, with an old UP caboose behind them. The caboose is now a small eatery where you can eat inside.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 2:57:21 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  67   Comments: 0
One Down, Two to Go
Title:  One Down, Two to Go
Description:  A UP train flys through Big Spring. The other UP train in the background now has to wait for two more trains before going. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 3:00:27 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 8224(SD9043MAC) UP 4116(SD70M)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
One Down, Two to Go
Title:  One Down, Two to Go
Description:  The DUPs of the same UP train. The other UP train in the background now has to wait for two more trains before going. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 3:06:42 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 4899(SD70M) UP 8178(SD9043MAC)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
Two Down, One to Go
Title:  Two Down, One to Go
Description:  Our old friend that we saw twice already on the road now heads through Big Spring. This is the last time that we will be seeing this train. The other UP train now has to wait for one more train before going. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 3:09:54 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7914(AC45CCTE) UP 4745(SD70M) UP 8439(SD70ACe)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
Three Down, No More to Go
Title:  Three Down, No More to Go
Description:  A UP stack train heads through Big Spring. This is the last train that the other UP train in the background has to wait for before going. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 3:14:54 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 5527(AC45CCTE) UP 4784(SD70M) UP 8387(SD70ACe)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Three Down, No More to Go
Title:  Three Down, No More to Go
Description:  The DUP of the UP stack train. The UP train in the background now has clearence to go. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 3:21:35 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7864(AC45CCTE)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
UP 7816
Title:  UP 7816
Description:  The DUPs of the UP train head by. (Video Still)
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 7/23/2012 3:28:05 PM
Location:  Big Spring, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7816(AC45CCTE) UP 8455(SD70ACe)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Yard
Title:  Yard
Description:  Some diesels in a yard.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:25:07 PM
Location:  Monahans, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 8399(SD70ACe) UP 9643(C44-9W) UP 4727(SD70M) HLCX 3835(GP38-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Amtrak Station
Title:  Amtrak Station
Description:  The Amtrak station in Alpine.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:33:16 PM
Location:  Alpine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  44   Comments: 0
SP 4605
Title:  SP 4605
Description:  A caboose out on display in Alpine.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:34:51 PM
Location:  Alpine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  89   Comments: 0
Amtrak Station
Title:  Amtrak Station
Description:  Looking east down the tracks at the Alpine Amtrak station.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:36:00 PM
Location:  Alpine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  58   Comments: 0
Amtrak Station
Title:  Amtrak Station
Description:  Looking west down the tracks at the Alpine Amtrak station.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:37:13 PM
Location:  Alpine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Views:  49   Comments: 0
Freight Train
Title:  Freight Train
Description:  A freight train heads WB toward Alpine.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:38:26 PM
Location:  Alpine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 7349(AC45CCTE) UP 4070(SD70M) UP 7428(AC45CCTE)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
DUPs
Title:  DUPs
Description:  The DUPs of the freight train head by.
Photo Date:  6/20/2012  Upload Date: 10/13/2012 11:53:33 PM
Location:  Alpine, TX
Author:  S Murray
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Locomotives:  UP 4962(SD70M) UP 8696(SD70ACe)
Views:  96   Comments: 0


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