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10/23/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Gary Morris
Dates:9/10/1979 - 9/10/1979
Album Info:Alco RS11 demonstrator unit #2900 working in Houston.
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SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  That's the Hardy St shops to the right in the background -- all gone now.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:17:40 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  227   Comments: 2
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working
Description:  A crew member "leads" the way as the consist heads toward Tower 26.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:18:34 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  437   Comments: 2
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  #2900 ran out its final months in the Houston area -- although where it was when it was finally retired I don't know.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:18:50 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  611   Comments: 3
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  Heading on to the main. Tower 26 is just beyond the gondola car to the left of the tracks.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:19:28 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  385   Comments: 2
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  Looking east, the Alco is taking a few cabooses,cars and an engine to the yard at Hardy St. The building to the left is the long gone Tower 26. The SP line through east Texas to Shreveport headed NE at the tower. The track to the upper right (immediately below the maintenance trucks) is the passenger main that passed through downtown Houston and the SP/Amtrak station -- as it still does today. The Sunset still uses it and also during this time the Lone Star consist,overnight, was brought out to the wye at the tower to be turned for its return trip to Chicago. A few miles east is Englewood Yd.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:19:29 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  459   Comments: 2
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  Working towards Hardy St.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:19:31 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  715   Comments: 1
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  Heading in to the shop/yards with the usual interesting engines around including N&W,Southern and SCL units.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:19:32 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  445   Comments: 1
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  It took a long time to clean up the shop area when it was abandoned
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:19:33 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  450   Comments: 4
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Title:  SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
Description:  This was one of the Alco RS11 demonstrator units built in 1956. #2900 waits to pick up some cars with the Hardy St shops and yards in the background. The main track to the left was the freight route which bypassed the passenger station downtown.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 7/5/2010 1:16:47 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SP 2900(RS11)
Views:  1303   Comments: 3


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