SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston         
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.
Date: 9/10/1979 Location: Houston, TX   Map Show Houston on a rail map Views: 523 Collection Of:   Gary Morris
Locomotives: SP 2900(RS11)    Author:  Gary Morris
SP Alco RS11 #2900 working in Houston
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Name Type Comments Date
Bernie Feltman General Very nice photo, Gary 7/6/2010 10:27:15 AM
Gerald Malan General I spent a lot of time at Tower 26. Thanks for the nice photo. 8/21/2010 2:45:27 AM

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