San Antonio Public Service coal train at Ashtola, TX

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San Antonio Public Service coal train at Ashtola, TX

A loaded train for San Antonio Public Service at Elmendorf, TX waits on the mainline at Ashtola (milepost 289) on August 23, 1980. It has engines 5573, 7002, SP 8705, SP 8748, SP 8761, 5121, and 7813. US Highway 287 (just off to the left of the train) follows the line from Saginaw all the way to Amarillo.