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Empty Auto Racks into Houston

January 19, 2010

CSXT 4774 crossing Greens Bayou in Houston, Texas on Jan. 20, 2008

We’re on the East side of Houston,  specifically CP LF 353 on UP’s Lafayette Sub.  CSXT SD70MAC 4774 crosses Greens Bayou as it brings empty auto rack train ADYBVR-18 the last few miles of its run to Englewood Yard. This train originated in Dayton, about 40 miles east of Houston, and will terminate at Brownsville, TX. The train will interchange to KCSM at Matamoros, Mexico for the move to assembly plants in the interior of Mexico.

CSXT 4774 at Tower 87 interlocking in Houston, Texas on Jan. 20, 2008

CSXT 4774 has stopped its train just east of Tower 87  to allow traffic ahead to clear up. The date is January 20, 2008 and the impact of the “Great Recession” is apparent in the background. The line of 25 stored locomotives, one of many around the system, awaits an uncertain future.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2013 8:46 pm

    why are those signals facing sideways next to the CSX?

    • May 17, 2013 9:18 pm

      They were new signals. They are sideways until they are cut into service.

      • May 17, 2013 9:22 pm

        AAHH thank you! And PS i live in pasadena too and i work at jack in the box on 225 and center st in Deer Park so i railfan as well!

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