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Another Day, Another QEWWC

December 21, 2010

If there’s a Union Pacific symbol that’s appeared here more than any other, it would be the QEWWC. It’s a daily Houston to West Colton manifest that gets out of Englewood in the early afternoon. It’s the one manifest that always has DPU power on it.

This past November 5th found me squeezing in a few minutes of railfanning while trying to take care of some chores in Houston. The detector at MP 15.6 (Glidden sub)announced a westbound. I set up for a shot at MP 21,  near the Stafford / Sugar Land border.

UP QEWWC freight train in Stafford, Texas

The City of Stafford demanded (and helped fund) the berm and green belt to shield the UP track.

UP QEWWC freight train in Stafford, Texas

Union Pacific's QEWWC of Nov. 5, 2010 passes MP 21 on UP's Glidden sub.

UP QEWWC freight train in Stafford, Texas

The going away view as the QEWWC approaches the Dulles Ave. grade crossing

DPU's on UP QEWWC freight train in Stafford, Texas

DPU power on UP's QEWWC train of Nov. 5, 2010 passing MP 21 on UP's Glidden sub.

Once the QEWWC got by me, we proceeded into Houston where we encountered a BNSF stack train at T&NO junction.

BNSF double stack train at Houston, Texas

As the train passed by me, I was able to get this view of the train as it began to cross the Glidden sub mainline at T&NO junction.

BNSF double stack train at Houston, Texas

As the light was fading fast, I didn’t try to follow this train for any addition photos.

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