On my way home to San Angelo from the CKI convention, I stopped to shoot a westbound on the SantaFe Lampasas Sub at View...
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I spent the weekend of March 9-11 in Addison (suburb of north Dallas) at the Circle K District Convention (Circle K was the college level equivalent of Key Club). On my way to Addison on Friday, I stopped through Fort Worth to do some train watching near Tower 55.
SSW 8050 at SP's Broadway Yard in Fort Worth
1) SP power on hand at Broadway Yard, Fort Worth
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
On Sunday, I went out east of San Angelo to shoot the westbound local from Brownwood. I caught them near Miles and followed them west toward San Angelo until it got dark.
coupling back to their train after setting out
1) ATSF w/b local (Brownwood to San Angelo) - 3410 (GP39-2) / 2772 (GP30 - Kodachrome)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I decided to spend most of the day east of Sweetwater at Tecific, where the Santa Fe Lampasas Subdivision ran parallel to the UP Baird Subdivision for a mile or so. It was a fairly typical Sunday at Tecific.
ATSF 8748. This may have been the last U36C I ever saw.
ATSF 3438 leads a westbound into Sweetwater.
Trailing unit on a westbound: ATSF 6407.
Sweetwater / Tecific trip
Sunday, February 24, 2008
On Saturday, I ventured out to San Angelo yard and found the power I had seen leading Friday's eastbound, along with a "Kodachrome" GP35.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Late Friday afternoon, I went out west of San Angelo to catch an eastbound heading into town. I got shots of the train crossing one of the bridges over the Concho River near Tankersley.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
On a Friday evening, I caught an eastbound heading toward San Angelo from Fort Stockton.
1) ATSF e/b - 2215 (GP7) / 3420 (GP39-2) / 2074 (GP7)
Next report will be on or about February 23...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
A photo from a weekend ski trip to Ruidoso NM with Mom, Dad, and girlfriend "H". H and I had been dating for close to a year at this point. This may have been her first time on skis. It didn't go so well.
More fun than our time on the slopes - enjoying the scenery at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Next report will be on or about February 16...
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I joined a few of my fellow Key Clubbers for a trip to Brownwood for "Spring Rally", a one-day mini leadership conference and community service idea brainstorming session with the San Angelo and Brownwood Key Club chapters.
ATSF 3426 builder's plate
ATSF power on hand at San Angelo yard - 2763 (GP30) / 2095 (GP7) / 2814 (GP35 - Kodachrome) / 2708 (GP30) / 3426 (GP39-2)
The next report will be on or about February 10, re-capping a weekend ski trip to New Mexico. Until then...
Saturday, January 26, 2008
ATSF 2183 (GP7)
ATSF 6412 (B23-7) / 2222 (GP7) / 2709 (GP30)
That's all for today and for this month; next update will be on or about February 3.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I was the District Bulletin Editor for the Texas-Oklahoma District of Key Club International (high school level community service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International) during the 1989-90 school year. During the weekend of January 19-21, I was in Austin for a district board meeting. It was time for us to begin making preparations for our district convention which would take place in Austin in April. Our hotel featured a view of the railroad bridge across the Colorado River, and during the weekend, I snapped a few photos of trains rolling across it.
Instead of returning to San Angelo on Sunday after the board meeting, I caught a ride to Arlington with Key Club Governor James. (I remember during that drive north on I-35, hearing the B-52's song "Roam" for the first time). On Monday, I met up with some friends for a college familiarization trip to TCU in Fort Worth. After that, I had a couple hours to poke around Tower 55 and UP's Centennial Yard in Fort Worth.
former MoPac GP15-1 wears UP colors at Tower 55.
That's all for now... check back in about a week for the next report.