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  1. kenw

    short road trip

    A short 'road trip' (from Cypress, Tx to Katy, about 15 miles...) yesterday to see Miss Katy on display in Katy, Texas for the 4th. The town was named for the railroad and she often comes home to visit. The locals were here to see her, lots of families and kids taking advantage of the photo op...
  2. kenw

    Last pics of 2014

    Spent Monday along the BNSF Galveston sub in some familiar spots. Happy New Year to you and yours!
  3. kenw

    Today's lunch shot

    ...from Westfield, Tx (N of Houston) brings us a very long mixed drag with just about everything imagineable heading south to Houston. Also, i noticed a very unusual sounding horn on this one. Anyone know why?
  4. kenw

    Miss Belle's Grand Entrance

    Spent a few hours at the old haunt in Rosenberg (TX), it is the ONLY thing I miss about my old job! It was an ugly day, heavy overcast, cool north wind and an occasional misty drizzle but the trains did not disappoint. A typical good selection of UP and BNSF (and even a CSX leader) and the last...
  5. kenw

    2 (count 'em: 2!) weekend trackside opportunities

    A few hours Saturday allowed me some trackside time in inner Houston. At Englewood Yard, it was very slow except for the hump yard. Here's one of the hump sets awaiting another round; they are now using the bottomless pool of SD40-2 units. That's a Remote Master in the middle, an old SP TEBU...
  6. kenw

    New camera, new editor

    OK, it's been awhile. I had to replace my 50D quickly when it went bonkers 2 weeks before a trip to Hawaii. Any time I have to get a new camera there is a bit of learning needed, so I crammed a lot into that 2 week window. But not many trains.... So Sunday afternoon I made a trip to Rosenberg...
  7. kenw

    Classic passenger equipment at Galveston

    Story in Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/life/travel/gallery/Historic-railroad-cars-31519.php
  8. kenw

    Brenham, Tx 3-29-2014

    Back to my favorite spot, a relaxing day with clear skies and temps in the mid 70s. First up is a SB Citirail (my 1st) leading a pseudo-Warbonnet with a string of tankers.
  9. kenw

    Rail projects to increase oil to California markets

    http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/02/27/rail-projects-boosting-oil-flow-to-california-refineries/
  10. kenw

    CNW/ UP 9798 'nose art'

    This was moving thru Spring (TX) today at lunch, had not noticed the nose shield patch before altho it doesn't appear too fresh.
  11. kenw

    New Canadian-Alaska RR for oil products

    http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/02/04/canadian-group-pitches-alaska-rail-line-for-oil-sands/
  12. kenw

    Not RR-related, but it's big......really, really big

    Just scroll thru the pics to see this monster. http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/02/04/shell-starts-up-olympus-platform-in-gulf-of-mexico/?cmpid=hpfc#14016-21
  13. kenw

    Trackside......finally!

    It's been months since I have been able to spend quality time trackside. So I spent Saturday at THAT spot....Rosenberg, Tx where i can catch UP, BNSF and KCS in one quiet spot. Found an Exec unit leading a WMAX rock load, a BNSF meet, and my favotites, Retro Belles among others. It was a good day.
  14. kenw

    N Dakota oil rail shipments to spike

    http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/12/13/north-dakota-oil-rail-shipments-expected-to-spike/ Note: N Dakota is #2 state in oil production in USA. State should surpass 1M barrels per day in 2014. curiously, pics at the bottom of the article are from the Eagle Ford oilfield in S Texas.
  15. kenw

    a few migrants: Today's Lunch Shots

    NS is a common visitor to Houston bringing more automobiles alto these were empties possibly heading for the port. This time they turned the power before heading into town; the std cab SD60 was on the lead this morning when I passed them in Lloyd yard.
  16. kenw

    Spam-o-matic!

    One fell swoop: Spam-O-Matic has performed the following actions: Selected users were banned 122 threads were removed permanently 187 posts were removed permanently 1 single poster posted all that spam. 1 simple action deleted it all. Thanx, Bob for making life easier. And why am I...
  17. kenw

    Boxcar question

    Saw this today, notice how it seems shorter than most (height). At 1st I thought old Amtrak car but this has sliding door.
  18. kenw

    New railfan in the making

    Grandson Colby enjoys my train room.... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
  19. kenw

    BNSF windmill blade train 2-22-2012 edit: w/pics

    Thru Rosenberg 11.30am, heading north. All blades, each on a pair of drawbar connected 86-89' flats.
  20. kenw

    Your chance for fame and glory

    http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2012/01/engineers-wanted-how-to-stop-free-riding-train-surfers/ Let's give the Darwin-related comments a welcomed hiatus, please.....




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