Sunday, May 21, 2006

Some came running

But they were too late to see the UP 844 Special come rolling across the river, past the electric plant, and into the station. I'd say that locomotive 844 was nearly thirty minutes early. We were watching its location on the GPS site as it moved past Landa Park, New Braunfels, Ajax, and many other points not always on the map. It was fun to look them up using the on-line Handbook of Texas. Then it neared Kyle and we headed on out. What a beautiful, beautiful sight! And sound! And vibration! What insanely happy grins on all faces! I think we'll check it out again tomorrow. Today, everytime we were near the station, we saw people hanging around looking. Static is interesting; in motion is thrilling.

3 Comments:

At 10:41 PM, May 25, 2006, Anonymous Annie in Austin said...

Wish we'd known about the GPS page - maybe we'd have caught 844 in motion, but even seeing it static was worth the trip to the station.

 
At 12:30 AM, May 26, 2006, Blogger Rantor said...

There are two entries at Austin Metblogs in case you're interested, including three photos taken with a toy camera.

 
At 6:55 PM, May 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Annie in Austin

anndoubleu AT hotmail dot com

 

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