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  1. No, I'm taking a picture of you!

    No, I'm taking a picture of you!

    Railran on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Tarantula taking a shot of me taking a shot of the train. :)
  2. I go round and round all day long

    I go round and round all day long

    The turntable at the roundhouse in Grapevine...
  3. Sisters

    Sisters

    The 2248 sits next to the latest addition to the roster, Stine Coal Mining No. 2
  4. Engineer's side

    Engineer's side

    The engineer's side of the FWWR 2248
  5. Fireman's side

    Fireman's side

    The fireman's side of the FWWR 2248
  6. Backhead

    Backhead

    The backhead of FWWR's 2248
  7. Waitin' for the time to come...

    Waitin' for the time to come...

    GVRR 771 sits in the sun, waiting for the GVRR to get enough money to restore her.
  8. Basking away

    Basking away

    Ex-Southern Pacific 771 sits in the sun outside of the Grapevine Roundhouse. The GVRR bought her from the city of Victoria, Texas, for one dollar, under the condition the locomotive would be removed from the premises in 24 hours.
  9. Check-up

    Check-up

    New employees of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad take a look at the locomotives they will be managing. Currently, they are checking the 2248. The man with the beard is the new general manager, replacing Tom Wayne.
  10. Logo

    Logo

    FWWR 2248 proudly displays her logo on the tender.
  11. Waiting...

    Waiting...

    On a sunny summer day, FWWR 2248 is forced to wait in the shed while repairs are done on her. Plus, today isn't a scheduled run day.
  12. FWWR Tarantula

    FWWR Tarantula

    2-27-2004 Fort Worth & Western RR 2248 steam excursion train crosses the Trinity River from northside Fort Worth along the old SL-SF bridge. This is an almost daily steam operation through a major metropolitan urban zone so it's neat to find different spots to photograph it from. It wont...
  13. Fort Worth and Western 2248

    Fort Worth and Western 2248

    FWWR 2248 pulls the Tarantula tourist train into the Fort Worth Stockyards on 2-14-04.
  14. FWWR 2248

    FWWR 2248

    After an event in Irving, FWWR 2248 is returning to Fort Worth over Trinity Railway Express tracks. Sunset came before the train did. 12-20-03
  15. Fort Worth & Western Tarantula

    Fort Worth & Western Tarantula

    FWWR 2248 arrives in the Ft Worth stockyards from Grapevine, TX with several carloads of visitors. 2248 was made by Cooke Locomotive Works in 1896 as a heavy mountain class unit for the Southern Pacific. See www.tarantulatrain.com for further history.



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