Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Springtime in Texas

I can't think of many better ways to celebrate springtime in Texas than being out by the tracks, enjoying clear skies, a cool breeze, and green landscapes (and they're getting greener with the recent rains we've had). M joined me on April 5 for an afternoon north of Ft. Worth.

Pacing a KCS GE through Ponder

BNSF officers' special south of Krum. This was our mission for the day, but we saw lots of other good stuff, too...

M was glad to be along for the ride.

Sunday benchings

car load of wheels

Southbound grain loads south of Krum

When the train stops, we practice our dance moves...

Grain empties in Saginaw

Coming next... ??? Stay tuned.


np: Husker Du: "Don't want to know if you are lonely"

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Spring Break breakdown - 7


Saturday, March 21: We had spent the previous night in Midland. (One of my traveling companions was craving IHOP, and we believed Midland would have the nearest one). I woke up early on Saturday and went out to take a few photos...

Eastbound UP train passes downtown Midland, TX

Eastbound stack train (left) passes a freight east of Midland at Chub siding.

Our trip home was generally uneventful, although we stopped several times to take train photos. We dragged our feet so much, in fact, that Mom, L and M (who left from Ruidoso that morning) caught up to us near Abilene, despite Miss C, C and I having more than a 200-mile head start!

An ominous sign? Passing a casket truck on I-20. They must have been stocking up for all the Swine Flu casualties...

That completes the Spring Break trip. Check back soon for April activities.


np: Rage Against the Machine - "Wake Up"

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