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Date: 11/19/12 18:21
Short, medium, or long in Big D .... choose your ride
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Train 21, the Texas Eagle train from Chicago to San Antonio had a PV car between the power and the sleepers.
Seems the train was what I consider backwards with the coaches on the rear. Anyway #21 was stopped at Dallas
Union Terminal today on its way to San Antonio and incoming were Trinity Rail Express train that shuttles the
34 miles between Dallas and Fort Worth. TRE train #2920 with F59PH pusher and two coaches (one of which is cab
car leading), and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) red line train inbound from the Dallas suburb of Plano.




Date: 11/19/12 18:24
Re: Short, medium, or long in Big D .... choose your ri
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Shortly thereafter #21 crosses the Trinity River having just left the station, on its way to Fort Worth.

Competitor Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 can be seen on the upper right, perhaps arriving in San Antonio before #21
completes the 34 mile journey to Cowtown



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/12 18:28 by ArgyleEagle.




Date: 11/19/12 19:13
Re: Short, medium, or long in Big D .... choose your ri
Author: czephyr17

Nice photo showing the new "signature" bridge into Dallas!



Date: 11/19/12 19:22
Re: Short, medium, or long in Big D .... choose your ri
Author: DavidP

Its very unusual for Amtrak to position a PV between the power and regular consist.

Dave



Date: 11/19/12 22:49
Re: Short, medium, or long in Big D .... choose your ri
Author: coaststarlight99

DavidP Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Its very unusual for Amtrak to position a PV
> between the power and regular consist.
>
> Dave

Don't they do this upon request of the PV owner so that they have access to the Trans/Dorm so that their passengers can go to the diner and lounge?



Date: 11/20/12 09:28
Re: Short, medium, or long in Big D .... choose your ri
Author: tonymarchiando

Car is not at rear of train so that Amtrak will not have to do a "double switch" in St Louis when they drop the setout CHI-STL coach.



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