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Amtrak Texas Eagle - Fort Worth stop and station tour - video


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#1 Jet Peddler

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:59 AM

A little video tour I put together from a recent trip on the Amtrak Texas Eagle that took me through Fort Worth.

 

Thought you guys might like it.

 

JP

 

 



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:05 PM

Very nice. Thanks for posting!


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:20 PM

Wow, that's spooky.  Google quietly added your channel to my recommendations list just before you started posting here.  It may not be fancy but I actually like the FTW station myself.  If you're in a rush you can often grab something to go and if you have time you can walk to other restaurants, bars, and shops.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:24 PM

I enjoyed the Fort Worth stop. As I was traveling by sleeper, I had no reason to grab any food at the station although Subway did tempt me.  

 

We were only there for 15 minutes, otherwise the video would have been a bit more comprehensive.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:28 PM

Wow, that's spooky.  Google quietly added your channel to my recommendations list just before you started posting here.  It may not be fancy but I actually like the FTW station myself.  If you're in a rush you can often grab something to go and if you have time you can walk to other restaurants, bars, and shops.

 

It is a bit spooky! What's that they say about big brother? Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel DA(The Least Interesting Man in the World), it's not exclusively trains/Amtrak by any means but I've got a number of those videos with more to come.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

I wander how the Genesis locomtives based at FTW get their monthly or quarterly maintenance? BNSF? UP? It's essentially a DASH 8 in a fancy body.

 

Nice video.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:00 PM

The FTW Station is very efficient and heavily used!( Greyhound,Amtrak,Local Buses,TRE)

At one time there were 5 Rail Roads running into FTW to the 2 Stations that are both within Walking distance of the current Station.

The Old Union Station (Katy now a Private Party Venue)/Santa Fe Station and Freight Depot( Community College) is next door.( Amtrak stopped there until the current Station was built)

The Old T&P Station on the UP Main line between Dallas and West Texas ( looks like a Church on the outside) is now Fancy Condos Upstairs and the Lobby and Platform are used as the Terminal for TRE.

Next door is very nice Old Rail Post Office and,Freight Buildings.Worth a look during a Layover or Trip to FTW!😎

Edited to Clarify Station info! Thanks Twin Star Rocket!

Edited by Bob Dylan, 13 September 2018 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:57 PM

I’d like to add a couple of things about the FTW station. One, the panels that you showed near the entrance from the tracks give a short version of Fort Worth’s black history. Two, inset in the floor near the front entrance, there is a map of downtown Fort Worth.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

In living memory there have only been two passenger depots in Ft. Worth:  the T&P depot (built 1931)  and the Union Station (built 1899).   The latter one is better known as the Santa Fe depot.   Any other depots were freight depots.


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My last pre-Amtrak trip was the Texas Chief from Ft. Worth to Chicago and the Capitol Limited from Chicago (Northwestern station) to Washington D.C.
I rode my first Amtrak train in April 1972. I have ridden nearly all the long-distance routes including the Texas Chief (Lone Star), Inter-American, Panama Limited, National Limited, Pioneer, Desert Wind, Spirit of California, Sunset Limited (Florida extension), Broadway Limited, and Chief. I also rode the Rio Grande Zephyr, Southern Crescent, Peoria Rocket, Georgia RR mixed train, and Soo Line mixed train in the post-Amtrak era.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for an interesting and well done video!  As one who is considering a visit to Fort Worth to connect to the Heartland Flyer, seeing the station helps.  It looks like a very nicely built station.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:34 AM

Well done, great video! Thanks for posting and bringing back memories - I was there in 2015, waiting for the Texas Eagle to St. Louis, MO.


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