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Date: 06/23/22 13:33
SP train at Rosenberg,Tx
Author: gcm

March 78
A GP9 leads a westbound train through Rosenberg,Tx passing the old REA building.
The train is in the siding for the passing of the Sunset Limited.
The track on the right is the Santa Fe Southern Division which  paralleled the SP for a couple miles before turning to Galveston.
The two lines crossed each other at Tower 17 not to far behind me.

Gary




Date: 06/23/22 14:05
Re: SP train at Rosenberg,Tx
Author: Roadmaster

That is a cool consist with the pair of U30C's.  That siding may be gone now (for 35 years), but UP put in a 2nd main track on THIS side of the mainline a year or so ago.  It makes a great place to tie down trains; some have been known to sit there for 72 hours.  Last night UP put a crew on a westbound that had been there since Monday.  The DS then lined them out across Tower 17 and . . . into the siding on the west side of the diamond!

Matthew Dittert



Date: 06/23/22 15:51
Re: SP train at Rosenberg,Tx
Author: texchief1

Like that shot, Gary!

RC Lundgren



Date: 06/23/22 17:14
Re: SP train at Rosenberg,Tx
Author: refarkas

Everything comes together to make this an excellent image. You certainly crafted the scene well.
Bob



Date: 06/23/22 22:14
Re: SP train at Rosenberg,Tx
Author: Drknow

Roadmaster Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> That is a cool consist with the pair of U30C's. 
> That siding may be gone now (for 35 years), but UP
> put in a 2nd main track on THIS side of the
> mainline a year or so ago.  It makes a great
> place to tie down trains; some have been known to
> sit there for 72 hours.  Last night UP put a crew
> on a westbound that had been there since Monday. 
> The DS then lined them out across Tower 17 and . .
> . into the siding on the west side of the
> diamond!
>
> Matthew Dittert


Meanwhile the straight as an arrow MKT main that bypassed this mess is now under a interstate, thanks to UPRR INC wisdom.

Regards

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Date: 06/24/22 09:57
Re: SP train at Rosenberg,Tx
Author: tomstp

Doncha imagine the STB loves reading about this!



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