Once I hung around the core area of the Hardy Street Shops in Houston, Texas for quite awhile that special day in January 1979, I went to explore the surroundings. I found some additional treats.
I then spied another crummy nearby.
Then I saw a lonesome Alco S-6 almost ostracized off in the distance.
It and a partner were all alone, the door was open and I was a kid. You know what came next. In my haste, I forgot to take a picture of the locomotive!
My pulse was racing. I had no business doing what I was doing!
Again in my excitement, I failed to snap a good picture of #1257. The S-6s would soon disappear. Locomotive #1257 would leave the SP rails in six months.
This concludes my series on the Hardy Street Shops. In the coming months, I will share more Rails West experiences from late 1970s on!