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  1. Back at Home in Rio Grande City

    Back at Home in Rio Grande City

    After being stranded for nearly 3 months due to a trestle fire; Border Pacific 98 spends its first weekend in its home town. The burned out trestle was replaced by a fill. BOP is not a common carrier and exists to haul aggregates for its own needs. However, it provides ballast for nearby...
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    New Rail Line in South Texas

    I thought some of you might enjoy an update to the final phase of the rail-relocation project of Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville situated at the very bottom of Texas and on the border with Mexico. The Rio Grande separates the two countries as well as the "Border Wall". Why Brownsville wants...
  3. Summer On The Bellingham Sub

    Summer On The Bellingham Sub

    BNSF 7655 leads its southbound manifest across Dakota Creek as it approaches the US Custom Station at Swift,WA.It entered the US at the International Border about 3 miles to the north of here,bound for Everett,WA
  4. Northbound For The Border And Beyond

    Northbound For The Border And Beyond

    BNSF 5912 on the point of a loaded Unit Coal Train leads its charge across Dakota Creek as it approaches Blaine,WA heading for the International Border about three miles ahead.
  5. Looking into Mexico

    Looking into Mexico

    From the top of the Holiday Inn, cars from NdeM (later TFM) are straddling the Rio Grande while being inspected at Laredo, Texas. Later UP or the Tex-Mex would come drag them into their respective yards. It was a very SLOW process that would bog down this busy port of entry. Laredo is the...
  6. BOP 98

    BOP 98

    Former gp7u ATSF 2258 is now BOP 98. Here it crosses Military Rd as it travels westwardly to Rio Grande City. At one time, this shortline connected directly with UP as a former Mo-Pac branch, but since 1992 it connects with RVSC. Its UP-like colors were established prior to UP's...
  7. Southbound for the border and points beyond

    Southbound for the border and points beyond

    BNSF 4753 leads its southbound manifest along the shore of Semiahmoo Bay as it passes White Rock,BC headed for the USA-Canada border and points beyond.
  8. Bates Crossing

    Bates Crossing

    Border Pacific 96 heads for Rio Grande City. The roadsign marks the terminals of the 31 mile shortline. BOP hauls inbound loads of frac sand and outbound loads of ballast for neighbor shortline RVSC.
  9. Penitas Crossing

    Penitas Crossing

    Border Pacific 96 heads west to Rio Grande City. BOP connects with RVSC at Mission and runs 31 miles to RGC. This is a former Mo-Pac branch. Mexico and the Rio Grande are behind the tower-like structure.
  10. Cresting the loma

    Cresting the loma

    There are very few parts in the Rio Grande Valley which permit an elevated view. On loan to the Border Pacific, RVSC 4105 (GP9) lifts 14 cars near Cuevitas, TX on the way to Rio Grande City.
  11. Racing to the Border

    Racing to the Border

    BNSF Pasco-Brownsville runs past Broad Street on its way to Brownsville (Vancouver, BC) via Interbay yard (Seattle). The switch in the foreground is for the waterfront trolley. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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