Home Open Account Help 312 users online

Passenger Trains > Galveston Chief


Pages:  [ 1 ][ 2 ] [ Next ]
Current Page:1 of 2


Date: 11/23/12 18:04
Galveston Chief
Author: FBU32804

This is the special that ran from Houston to Galveston, TX on Nov 10 to benefit the Galveston RR Museum (and get the ATSF F-units to their new home).

1) The special rests at Amtrak's station in downtown Houston.

2) Heading east from Amtrak's station to Tower 26.

3) Southbound from Houston.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/12 18:05 by FBU32804.








Date: 11/23/12 18:09
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: JaxAmtrak7

GREAT shots!!!



Date: 11/23/12 18:31
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: oldhound

Kevin, a great set of images. Thanks for posting.
Karl



Date: 11/23/12 20:01
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: Mgoldman

A stainless steel Zephyr wasn't enough for ya, eh?

Great series!

What else might you squeeze in before the year's end?

/Mitch



Date: 11/23/12 20:08
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: PasadenaSub

Detail differences of those F's aside, there's something about that paint scheme in bright sun that punches just like the real deal. Feels much closer to 1968 than any of Santa Fe's freight warbonnets of the 1990's.

Very nice photos,

Rich



Date: 11/23/12 20:18
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: kd0086

Only thing they need now is a couple of B units to match.



Date: 11/23/12 21:42
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: dan

stainless can be added to



Date: 11/23/12 18:08
MORE Galveston Chief
Author: FBU32804

1) Southbound at Mykawa, TX with Houston skyline

2) Skirting Jones Bay coming up to Virginia Point @ Galveston

3) (same)








Date: 11/23/12 18:57
Re: MORE Galveston Chief
Author: dan

who has the 3 ex roaring fork cars?



Date: 11/23/12 19:23
Re: MORE Galveston Chief
Author: The_Chief_Way

if you mean the 2nd, 3rd and 4th cars, they are not ex Roaring Fork cars...
2nd and 4th are ex-PRR cars acquired recently from Friends of the 261
3rd is an ex-ATSF lunch counter also recently acquired....all now belong
to the Galveston RR Museum, as far as I know
future plans for these cars and the F-units would be of interest since
they are all Amtrak-approved



Date: 11/23/12 19:37
Re: MORE Galveston Chief
Author: dan

clocker cars maybe one has a 60kw gen, cool insurance must have helped, hope they have a flood plan



Date: 11/23/12 20:32
Re: MORE Galveston Chief
Author: jp1822

And these cars are heading where with who for what purpose?

Nice to see the private cars stretching their legs!



Date: 11/23/12 21:42
Re: MORE Galveston Chief
Author: dan

this was a celebration fund raiser of the galveston museum following a hurricane flood that flooded everything to about 6 feet high



Date: 11/23/12 18:13
Galveston Chief in Galveston
Author: FBU32804

1) Having crossed the bay & bridge, train swings towards downtown Galveston.

2) Train is about a half mile from museum.

3) F-units pose while train is rearranged for return to Houston.

A great many thanks go to a great many people & the museum for making this special move.








Date: 11/23/12 18:30
Re: Galveston Chief in Galveston
Author: oldhound

Kevin, great to see the results of the last trip, hopefully more to come.

Cheers,
Karl



Date: 11/23/12 23:02
Re: Galveston Chief in Galveston
Author: Abqfoamer

Fabulous shots of those superbly done "new" Warbonnets! Used to switch ATSF ones at Abq depot in the '60s, along with PAs.
Hope they get out this way sometime.



Date: 11/24/12 04:59
Re: Galveston Chief in Galveston
Author: coaststarlight99

Very nice set of photos.



Date: 11/24/12 07:06
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: Amtrak1987

Good shots. I have to kind of smile or chuckle when I see that one lonely Amfleet (Amcan) in a otherwise vintage consist. I know the host RR requires the Amtrak unit for protection even though they seem to forget how reliable these old F's were in their years of service. Thanks for the shots.

Phil Blommendahl
Getzville, NY



Date: 11/24/12 07:11
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: Milw_E70

Great shots Kevin! I was hoping a TO member would be in the area to cover this very rare trip.



Date: 11/24/12 07:54
Re: Galveston Chief
Author: The_Chief_Way

I counted two Amfleet cars. The Amtrak unit was required to pull the 8 car train back to Houston as the F's remained in Galveston.



Pages:  [ 1 ][ 2 ] [ Next ]
Current Page:1 of 2


[ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.099 seconds