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April 26, 2017

You probably know the Katy Railroad Historical Society is having their annual convention in Katy, Texas this year from 4/27 to 4/29. And you’ve probably heard that UP 1988, the Katy heritage engine, has just received a fresh coat of red paint. And you certainly are aware that the UP has graciously moved it to Katy, Texas for display in support of the Katy Railroad Historical Society convention. Good.

To join in the celebration of all things Katy, here’s a post of mine from 12/21/2007. Pretty hard to believe that it’s been 10 years ….

The QHONL 21 has just departed the top end of Settegast and is approaching Pierce Yard on the near North side of Houston.

West of Pierce Yard, the UP 1988 heads into more favorable sunlight as it approaches the US 59 overpass where your photgrapher suddenly and unexpectedly had idiopathic car trouble. Most fortunately, the car trouble cleared up as soon as the train went by.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew Baker permalink
    April 26, 2017 8:10 pm

    Hasn’t made it to Katy yet… it’s sitting on the Glidden Sub around Harlem awaiting a route onto the BNSF Galveston Subdivision to Sealy. The Smithers Lake Coal Train just cleared Sealy headed south… So it shouldn’t be too much longer…

  2. Steve Tibbetts permalink
    April 26, 2017 9:32 pm

    Of all times to have a ship reunion in South Carolina, would rather go to the meeting if for no other reason than to shoot photo’s of trains. Saw a neat little consist headed east sitting at the Hona siding near Conroe. It was a string of flats behind two BNSF units loaded with military cargo painted for the desert, including Abrams Tanks, Humvee’s, APC’s, etc. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to shoot any photo, while driving solo at 60 mph with close traffic.

    • April 26, 2017 9:49 pm

      Gotta love the military specials…..There were about 5 or 6 last month that passed through Houston westbound on the UP headed to yermo Ca for training

  3. George Goff permalink
    April 27, 2017 11:57 am

    The 1988 is in Katy now. Saw it this morning….Thursday April 27

  4. April 28, 2017 11:23 am

    In Katy as of this morning (Friday, 4/28):

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