When I was 16 years old, I begged my dad to take me to the Hardy Street shops to take some pictures of the SP. I am glad he agreed. It is all gone now. The Union Pacific moved locomotive servicing to other locations in and around Houston. The day I visited, the place was covered with locomotives, including many Alcos. In this day and age, It is amazing to think what access I had to the site–just a 16-year old boy and his all manual Minolta.
I was fascinated watching the turntable work. Below are a few of the photos I took to capture it in operation.
In part II, I will share what I encountered exploring around the facility.