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Katy’s Coming Back

August 24, 2011

UP’s MKT  Heritage locomotive, SD70ACe 1988,  is coming back to the Houston area.  It’s in far west Texas as I write this, leading intermodal train ILBBC-21 (Intermodal Long Beach-Barbour’s Cut).   It’s scheduled into Barbour’s Cut (LaPorte, TX) just after 6 AM on August 25th.

The 1988 last visited the Houston area about 2 months ago. I posted a video of that visit of the 1988,  leading another ILBBC intermodal train into the Houston area.

Decent light for an eastbound in the late afternoon around here is a scarce commodity.  I only took a few pictures of the 1988 at the end of that chase once it turned north, into the sun, at West Junction.

First shot of it was coming around the corner at West Junction.

UP 1988, the Katy heritage engine at west junction, TX on 6/26/2011

UP SD70Ace 1988 leads intermodal ILBBC-23 just east of West Junction on June 26, 2011

The train was braking as it passed me, preparing to stop at Willowbend for a crew change. A quick 1/4 mile drive to Willowbend Drive offered these views.

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