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Out & About – June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

I got out a bit this morning with our oldest son, Andy, who’s home on leave from his Senior Airman duties at Dyess AFB.

MOW had the railroad most of the morning, but they gave back their track & time to let Amtrak #2 get by. The sun was much higher than I cared for, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

We went to CP SA017, the east end of Missouri City siding, for our first shots as there was a short UP eastbound waiting for Amtrak to get by.

Union Pacific manifest at CP SA017, Missouri City, TX

Within a few minutes, Amtrak #2, the eastbound Sunset Limited, came into view.

Amtrak #2, The Sunset Limited, at Missouri City, TX

Amtrak #2, The Sunset Limited, at Missouri City, TX

Amtrak #2, The Sunset Limited, at Missouri City, TX

Amtrak #2, The Sunset Limited, at Missouri City, TX

Amtrak #2, The Sunset Limited, at Missouri City, TX

The dispatcher told the UP 9675 to sit tight as he needed to get a west and an east by him before he could take them into Houston. That info suggested a meet at Sugar Land, so we headed west to see if we could get a shot of the meet.

We met the eastbound, KCSM 4070,  in the Sugar Land siding as it was slowing to a stop.

KCSM SD70ACe 4070 with an eastbound manifest train at Sugar Land, TX

The planned shot of the meet didn’t happen due to the westbound arriving while we were battling traffic lights. No problem. Plan B was to get the eastbound coming out of the siding at CP SA 025.

How about the SP searchlight signal? How about the azaleas? How about the brutal light? Two out of three ain’t bad…  ( Not to be confused with one of the most horrific songs of all time.  Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for any mental trauma you suffer as a result of clicking the link)

KCSM SD70ACe 4070 with an eastbound manifest train at Sugar Land, TX

KCSM SD70ACe 4070 with an eastbound manifest train at Sugar Land, TX

KCSM SD70ACe 4070 with an eastbound manifest train at Sugar Land, TX

There was another eastbound behind KCSM 4070, but with the temperature at 101°F at 12:01 PM (on the way to our high of 104°F), the comforts of home were more enticing.

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  1. June 26, 2012 11:13 pm

    I understand that Amtrak is renovating the platform sheds in downtown Houston, there are reports the roof is off, but the supports are still there, you might want to check on that the next time you get to downtown Houston, as it looks like much renovation is underway..

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