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Houston, Tx Prototype Photos from Tom Horan

Tom's job took him away from New Jersey for a little while, but that didn't stop him from railfaning his new home outside of Houston, Tx.

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Southern Pacific 9614
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Just leaving Englewood yard Southern Pacific 9614 (EMD GP60) rounds the corner coming off UP home track and heads south onto the PTRA/BNSF home iron.
CNW Units
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How about these UP ex CNW GE Dash 9's. It has become hard to see such things as SD or GP 40-2's down here lately.  They are assigned to local runs.
Santa Fe & Southern Pacific meet
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You don't usually get a chance to catch head to head action but at tower 26 its the norm.  SP 6821 EMD SD40-2 Tunnelmotor and aproching Santa Fe EMD? 2309
Norfolk Southern power
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Just out of the wash rack and heading for Englewood NS GE Dash 9AC big power joins the procession..
BNSF Overkill
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Heading north from the Island, we see another pattened case of over kill... Just more light power heading off the Island but they put a couple cars on just for the hell of it.. (BNSF SD70's)
PTRA's blue MK's
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The PTRA's blue Morison Knudson MK3000 Switchers are a very common sight down here. They service the Houston Ship Channel which is a job in it's self.
Amtrak Sunset LTD
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The Days Sunset LTD departs Houston running 7 hours late. But it worked to my benifit...
industrial engines and mules
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We have an incredible amount of industrial engines and mules in this area. I had a new camera and was playing around with exposures when I got this shot...
Three of the many BNSF colors
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Three of the many BNSF colors sit at Alvin awaiting the next assignment.
UP power
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UP EMD SD40-2 power works east to Englewood after pulling through Hardy Street yard.

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