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Sims Bayou – 1985 and 2005

June 3, 2010

UP’s Strang subdivision is a key generator of revenue for the UP. Every day, vast amounts of plastic pellets and petrochemicals are shipped from the dozens of refineries and chemical plants that line the Houston Ship Channel.

Sims Bayou, a modest tributary of Buffalo Bayou, passes under the Strang sub near MP 7. This is near the border between Houston and Pasadena.

Two SSW GP30's lead an SRHOK (Strang-Houston Chemical) across Sims Bayou on Feb. 12, 1985.

An international set of SD40-2's lead a BNSF train as it crosses Sims Bayou on Dec. 28, 2005

Note the vegetation and code lines have been removed, providing a much more open view of the scene. Finally, some progress that I actually like!

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