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  1. G

    Photo Story of Austin Steam Train Association

    Back in the Spring, I had to do a photo story for the photo portion of the "Reporting: Images" course at the University of Texas. I ended up doing it on Bert Dockall, former engineer for Santa Fe and Amtrak and current engineer for ASTA. I got to ride in the cab on the run up to Burnet and back...
  2. Austin Western (WATCO) 5007 Austin, TX

    Austin Western (WATCO) 5007 Austin, TX

    Austin Western 5007 switches a local industry on Howard Lane in Austin, Texas August 1, 2011
  3. Amtrak at Austin

    Amtrak at Austin

    Train # 21 sits at Austin, Texas Station after making up a lot of time from quite a bit of tardiness since Ft. Worth.
  4. Flying Through the Country Side

    Flying Through the Country Side

    An image of days gone by when this was the way to travel. This was taken on a trip with the Austin Steam Train Association on a 4th of July run to Bertram and back. The coach is named Buckeye Trail and is ex Nickel Plate Road but now has Milwaukee Road paint.
  5. Surveying His Train

    Surveying His Train

    Doc Schoen, President of the Austin Steam Train Association, takes a moment to pause in the vestibule and check his train. The train is making a run to Bertram and back on July 4th, 2009. The power is an RSD-15.
  6. BNSF grain at Austin

    BNSF grain at Austin

    A BNSF grain train powered by 3 Dash 9's & an SD70ACe barels down the 2.2% grade towards Helena
  7. MRL #4304

    MRL #4304

    MRL SD70ACe #4304 passes through a grade crossing on its way back to Helena on a BNSF grain train.
  8. Austin Creek trestle

    Austin Creek trestle

    A closer view of Austin Creek Trestle on Mullan Pass
  9. Scenic Mullan Pass

    Scenic Mullan Pass

    One can get a feel for the beauty of the Mullan Pass area & the surrounding mountains from several scenic points along Mullan Pass road. In the distance, you can see one of two major trestles on the Mullan Pass route.
  10. After the train clears...

    After the train clears...

    Looking upgrade towards the summit of Mullan Pass from down near Austin after the train cleared the grade x-ing
  11. Rear End

    Rear End

    The end of the train as it continues to decsend Mullan Pass towards Helena
  12. Mullan Grain

    Mullan Grain

    An east-bound BNSF grain train roars toward Helena, Mt as it decends the 2.2% grade on the east side of Mullan Pass near Austin.
  13. Boardman Coal @ Austin, Mt.

    Boardman Coal @ Austin, Mt.

    A BNSF Heritage 2 C44-9W leading a loaded Boardman Coal train up the east side of Mullan Pass. This train is passing the east switch of Austin siding. Just behind the power, is the Austin Loops which provide a shot of the train climbing the 2.2% grade..
  14. Lone railfan at Mc Neil Texas

    Lone railfan at Mc Neil Texas

    Quiet Sunday 16 July 2006 at the Austin White Lime Company Store. Two lines cross at this store as they have since the 1890's. The names have changed over the years, and the town of McNeil is gone but for the zip code.
  15. ATCX 442 - Cedar Park TX (1)

    ATCX 442 - Cedar Park TX (1)

    http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/railfair/railfair.html
  16. ATCX 442 - Cedar Park TX (3)

    ATCX 442 - Cedar Park TX (3)

    The Hill Country Flyer offers daily round-trip service from Cedar Park to Burnet TX during the Texas Hill Country Railfair & Festival.
  17. ATCX 442 - Cedar Park TX (2)

    ATCX 442 - Cedar Park TX (2)

    Austin & Texas Central Railroad passenger train engine waits for passengers to board before coupling up to passengers cars
  18. SD60s Attack Mullan

    SD60s Attack Mullan

    Two SD60's lift the H-KCKPAS up the east slope of Mullan Pass.
  19. On The MRL

    On The MRL

    BN-8056 heads train 121 West on the Montana Rail Link just east of Austin Montana May 13, 1990



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