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Union Pacific Trains @ Hunter & San Marcos, TX 9/4/2012

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(Click “Show More” for full video description.)September 4, 2012
San Marcos, TXIn the heart of Central Texas, two Union Pacific railroad lines parallel each other between San Marcos and San Antonio: the former Missouri Pacific line (absorbed by UP in 1982) and the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas line (absorbed by UP in 1988). The MKT line was abandoned in the 1970s, but then saw a return to service in the mid-1990s to accommodate increasing rail traffic on the Central Texas corridor. The MKT line features two historic steel truss bridges that offer photogenic opportunities for train enthusiasts: One of them is located at the Comal River in New Braunfels, and the other is located at York Creek in Hunter, which is the bridge featured in this video.I began my day at the York Creek bridge, where a northbound UP manifest train came through around 12:30 pm, with an SD60M, No. 2392 leading. A northbound stack container train, led by two SD90MACs, followed about a half hour later, and I concluded the first half of the day with a northbound autorack train shortly after 1pm. I then drove into San Marcos and setup by the river, where I nearly missed getting the shot of a local freight pulling into town, with GP40-2 No. 1536 on the point. I concluded the day with a shot of a southbound manifest train crossing the river.Train 1: Northbound Manifest
Time: 12:29 PM CDT
Location: Hunter, TX @ F.M. Rd 1102
Motive Power: UP 2392 (SD60M) & UP 5042 (SD70M)Train 2: Northbound Intermodal
Time: 12:58 PM CDT
Location: Hunter, TX @ F.M. Rd 1102
Motive Power: UP 8064 (SD9043MAC) & UP 8099 (SD9043MAC)Train 3: Northbound Autoracks
Time: 1:14 PM CDT
Location: Hunter, TX @ F.M. Rd 1102
Motive Power: UP 4342 (SD70M) & UP 7722 (AC45CCTE)Train 4: Southbound San Marcos Local
Time: 2:34 PM CDT
Location: San Marcos, TX @ C. M. Allen Pkwy
Motive Power: UP 1536 (GP40-2)Train 5: Southbound Manifest
Time: 4:29 PM CDT
Location: San Marcos, TX @ San Marcos River
Motive Power: UP 4741 (SD70M)
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