Mar 7, 2011
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:
Almost to Cliburn,Texas.
Tower 55 and Fort Worth.
We have departed Dallas.
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.
The 500 was on the Heartland Flyer so don't know about how it performs.
You guys are definitely travelling in STYLE! Great updates...keep 'em coming!
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.....?
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.
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!
There were three trains there. Both the north bound and southbound Eagles and the Heartland Flyer._
oops, made a bad assumption....sorry 'bout that. :tb-embarrassed:
Russell, fascinating stuff. Keep it coming. :tb-biggrin:
Had dinner. Then it started to rain so we abandoned the back platform. Not quite to Arkansas.
this is the view at night from the back platform when we turn on the ditch lights.
Amazing photo Russell!!
The Night View is an amazing photo.
Thanks. We just stopped in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I think I will turn in for the night.
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.