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Ex-Southern Pacific 771 sits in the sun outside of the Grapevine Roundhouse. The GVRR bought her from the city of Victoria, Texas, for one dollar, under the condition the locomotive would be removed from the premises in 24 hours.
New employees of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad take a look at the locomotives they will be managing. Currently, they are checking the 2248. The man with the beard is the new general manager, replacing Tom Wayne.
2-27-2004 Fort Worth & Western RR 2248 steam excursion train crosses the Trinity River from northside Fort Worth along the old SL-SF bridge. This is an almost daily steam operation through a major metropolitan urban zone so it's neat to find different spots to photograph it from. It wont...
FWWR 2248 arrives in the Ft Worth stockyards from Grapevine, TX with several carloads of visitors. 2248 was made by Cooke Locomotive Works in 1896 as a heavy mountain class unit for the Southern Pacific. See www.tarantulatrain.com for further history.
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