Texas Eagle Ride Along

r_i_straw Mar 7, 2011

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Temple, Texas.
     

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  2. Hytec

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    Russel, I'm really enjoying this, thanks.

    BTW, your accommodations look fantastic, http://www.phcp.com/warren.htm#. I don't know how you and your wife can stand it....:tb-cool:
     
  3. r_i_straw

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    Almost to Cliburn,Texas.
     

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  4. r_i_straw

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    Tower 55 and Fort Worth.
     

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  5. r_i_straw

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    We have departed Dallas.
     

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  6. Hytec

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    I'm happy to see that #500 is your power. Have you noticed any difference in train handling, acceleration, etc., with #500 than with P40s and P42s? I hope Amtrak releases information of #500's characteristics, e.g. fuel economy, maintenance, and handling vs. their "normal" locos.
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    The 500 was on the Heartland Flyer so don't know about how it performs.
     
  8. Doug A.

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    You guys are definitely travelling in STYLE! Great updates...keep 'em coming!
     
  9. Hytec

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    Russell, I agree that 500 was assigned originally to the Heartland Flyer, but one of your photos from the Ft Worth stop showed 500 on the point.....?
     
  10. Mark Watson

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    At the very left side of that image, it appears there is another Amtrak train at the station. Maybe the trains had a meet at the station. :)
     
  11. Mark Watson

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    Traveling cross country on a private open ended dome car like that is something I definitely want to do myself one day. Looks like you're having tons of fun! :)
     
  12. r_i_straw

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    There were three trains there. Both the north bound and southbound Eagles and the Heartland Flyer._
     
  13. Hytec

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    oops, made a bad assumption....sorry 'bout that. :tb-embarrassed:
     
  14. fitz

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    Russell, fascinating stuff. Keep it coming. :tb-biggrin:
     
  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Had dinner. Then it started to rain so we abandoned the back platform. Not quite to Arkansas.
     

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  16. r_i_straw

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    this is the view at night from the back platform when we turn on the ditch lights.
     
  17. Mark Watson

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    Amazing photo Russell!!
     
  18. Hytec

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    The Night View is an amazing photo.
     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Thanks. We just stopped in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I think I will turn in for the night.
     
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  20. r_i_straw

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    We ran along the Mississippi river for a few miles a while back but are now in the suburbs somewhere south of St Louis. Kind of a cloudy wet morning so far.
     

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