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Welcome to Southwestern Rails….

January 13, 2010

Welcome to the newest railroad blog on the web.

I’m Robert Pierce,  a professional photographer, railfan, and Dad.  I’ve  lived in Sugar Land, Texas  for over 15 years now, observing and photographing the local and regional rail scene.

My goal is to provide new material regularly. The majority of the content here will be still photos, but I will be presenting videos from time to time.

As you might guess from the name of this blog, my focus here will be anything related to railroads that serve the Southwestern U.S, with an emphasis on the Houston area.

As the dominant roads that serve this region, UP and BNSF,  serve regions well outside of the Southwest United States. Coverage of these roads will sometimes  bleed over into areas outside of the targeted region.

Then again, I may go way off track and cover subjects from anywhere in North America.

Either way, I’ll work hard to provide a variety of topics that are interesting to railfans, and railroaders.  So please check back regularly to see what’s up with Southwest Rails….

P.S. – I welcome your comments regarding the subjects presented here, especially as it pertains to additions or corrections to the information presented. You can reach me via the comments area at the end of each post.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ron Kiser permalink
    January 25, 2010 10:42 pm

    Really good site. Concerning setting out bad orders within yard limits: I just retired after 44 years on the UP, and that practice has always been okay. The biggest restriction is when a road train tries to do work in a yard with a yard engine on duty.

    Oklahoma City

  2. January 28, 2010 5:57 pm

    Hi Bob!

    Always wondered if this was you on TO. Nice blog site. I have only a flickr account, check it out when you get a chance. Do you still talk to the old San Berdoo gang? I saw Bob Hanggie a few weeks back and I’ll be seeing Jim when I’m out there in Feb.

    Hope all is well.

    Bob Gallegos

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