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I was on South Padre Island a few weeks ago and happened to drive by the B&RGV next to the Port of Brownsville. Saw a shiny SD40-2 (SD40-3?) at their engine terminal but nothing was moving. Unfortunately, I did not get any pix.

Anybody have any info on this line - engine roster, traffic? From Google maps and another thread here, it looks like they interchange with UP at Olmitos Yard and handle a lot of petro products.



They're real and true interchange partner is KCSM (former TFM) via the international bridge into Mexico. They've had a love-hate relationship with UP since the famous UP melt-down in the late 1990s. I don't know much on their ops as I don't see much going on when I go to Brownsville and I rarely go down there. 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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