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KCS 4038 West is working one of the many hills that lay between Corpus Christi and Laredo, Texas. Another unit cut in the middle as a DPU has not been very helpful for this heavy manifest because its speed fell to 12mph for most of the climb.
Bolton's Crown Quality Wheat Express GP9 locomotive #1005 stands at the ready to switch cars for the grain elevator in the distance. The hardy locomotive had just survived one of the severe thunder storms that are the norm for this part of northern Texas. The BCQ serves the towns of Vernon...
This crossing is opposite of the distributor facility. A complex crossing is justified because it is on a major street. A exempt sign is placed to notify vehicles that require to make the mandated stop to continue as the track service is discounted.
I ran across this Beer Distributor in Beaumont Texas. The track has been cut as you can see. I figure cutting the track the way it is shown enforces no service to the facility. I conclude that business may have been redirected to trucking.
KCS 4680 west leads a Mexico bound grain train at Alice, TX. The former Texas Mexican line between Corpus Christi and Laredo is plagued with numerous grade x-ings in every town. This train had unusual 1x1 dpu set-up.
Two examples of geeps placed into a remanufacturing program. A matched set of GP22ECO's, KCS 2811 and KCS 2810, rest next to a matched set of GP16's working the intermodal yard, PREX 1601 and PREX 1600.
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