In the last post, I indicated I’d share a few more freight car shots and more locomotives at work in yards in part III.
What an iconic ATSF car above. Those catches made the trip to the freight worth it alone!
Catching a Great Northern and Burlington car together? Didn’t get much better than that!
Another of my personal favorites, the Frisco.
However, the engines working the yards were very appealing as well. There was something about watching a SW-1500 or even a SW-7 chugging back and forth showing their hard work with a reverberation and grey plume from time to time…
I loved these little work horses!
Moving back and forth to assemble trains. It really made freight yards a “living” thing.
A bonus of growing up in Houston in the late 1970s. I got to witness the closing days of the Rock!
These were the days! This concludes this series. I hope you enjoyed this journey into the excitement of “old school” freights yards as much as I did.
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By the way, I am working on another structure, Hernandez Distributing. More to come on that.