While I admit I am an old koot, I am not old enough to remember these beautiful things running the rails. It isn’t often we get to see something this old, this well preserved, still doing it’s intended job so I had to make time to get a few shots. Unfortunately there were a few hundred other people who had the same idea, dang rude people getting in my shot! (that was sarcasm BTW)

This old girl is just as beautiful as the day she was made. I applaud Union Pacific for that. From what I hear she still hauls freight on occasion, wow. The scheduled route did not go through Huntsville so I caught the old girl in Navasota and then followed her to Old Town Spring.