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