Training in Fort Worth

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Amtrak's Heartland Flyer arrives at Fort Worth

One thing I quickly noticed about Fort Worth was the volume of railway traffic--passenger and freight--constantly proceeding through the city. From my hotel window I could see a train pass about every 10 minutes. We don't have anything like that volume of train traffic in Northern Virginia. Definitely a city for the railfan! A railway enthusiast myself, I was able to take photos from my 9th floor hotel room and I found a few minutes to go trackside after the conference was over.

I conlcuded my stay in Fort Worth by catching the 1:43 p.m. TRE train back to CentrePoint/DFW. From there, I made another smooth connection to the shuttle buses and was at DFW Airport Terminal A at 2:50 p.

Amtrak and TRE at Intermodal Transporation Center
m. I really had seen a lot of downtown Fort Worth in the late afternoon and the evening while learning much at my conference during the day. A most successful trip I would say!

While I was able to see the Sid Richardson Museum, I was not able to see Fort Worth's famous Kimball Art Museum or the Amon Carter Musuem. (They are located in the Cultural District, some distance west of downtown.) Nor was I able to see the Historic Stockyards, perhaps Fort Worth's most well known tourist attraction. But, I was really in town to attend meetings, learn, and gather information to take back, which I felt I accomplished.  Though, by walking and therefore staying within a realtively limited area, I had been able to see some of the more off-the-beaten path sights.

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Amtraks Heartland Flyer arrives a…
Amtrak's Heartland Flyer arrives …
Amtrak and TRE at Intermodal Trans…
Amtrak and TRE at Intermodal Tran…
Interurban car 25 on display
Interurban car 25 on display
Interurban car 25 interpretive mar…
Interurban car 25 interpretive ma…
Interuban car 25 on display
Interuban car 25 on display
Satna Fe Freight station repurpose…
Satna Fe Freight station repurpos…
Restored Santa Fe passenger station
Restored Santa Fe passenger station
Union Pacific locomotives
Union Pacific locomotives
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe coal …
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe coal…
Colorful Kansas City Southern loco…
Colorful Kansas City Southern loc…
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