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Out & About – August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

A short episode today as it’s entirely too hot to railfan in the afternoon. How hot is too hot? How about 105° this afternoon in Sugar Land?

But it did cool off to 98° by 6:45 PM, so I headed out to capture Amtrak #1 as it passed through Stafford, TX en route to LA.

I set up at MP 20.7 where two new intermediate signals have been recently installed. They’ll be put in service when the second main track is cut in, possibly late this year.

Right on schedule, P42DC 119 leads #1 by me at 7:32 PM at a good 60 mph.

Amtrak P42DC 119 on train #1, the Sunset Limited in Stafford,TX

Amtrak P42DC 119 on train #1, the Sunset Limited in Stafford,TX

A quick turn to my left provides two nice glint shots:

Amtrak  train #1, the Sunset Limited in Stafford,TX

Amtrak  train #1, the Sunset Limited in Stafford,TX

There was some eastbound traffic set to move once Amtrak got by, but nothing worth sacrificing quality time at home with my A/C…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Howard Bingham permalink
    August 10, 2015 10:46 pm

    Looks like locomotives got a bath in NOL, either that or new paint.. definitely worth your trip into the furnace for excellant photos !

  2. Bob permalink
    August 11, 2015 7:00 am

    Great photos, stay cool

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