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Photos Taken Along The Route Of Amtrak's Texas Eagle
Amtrak's Texas Eagle shortly before departing Chicago Union Station on Track #18 with P42DC #188 as the train's power.
A couple Metra commuter trains seen just shortly after departing Chicago Union Station.
Crossing the south branch of the Chicago River.
For all you model railroaders out there, here's an example of where Atlas came up with the idea of "Snap Track"!
Crossing over one of many mainlines between Chicago and Joliet, IL.
Crossing South Ohio Street in Joliet, IL shortly before arriving at Joliet Station. A BNSF freight is on the track on the overpass.
Joliet Union Station with a Metra train waiting at the station. We're crossing the former Rock Island line here.
Historic Route 66 in Illinois in the foreground with Interstate 55 in the background behind the cornfield.
Taking a break at Springfield, IL, state capital of Illinois.
Another view in Springfield, IL.
Time for dinner! Tonight I had the New York Strip Steak with a rice medley and mashed potatoes
with the omnipresent Diet Pepsi!
All the food was delicious!!!
The sunset near Alton, IL. Sunsets are my 3rd favorite thing to photograph behind trains and roller coasters!
The Texas Eagle taking a break at St. Louis, MO. The platform lighting here is absolutely perfect for night photography!
Longview, TX, the "The Scenic And Entertainment Capital Of East Texas" as a sign on the station building says.
Former Missouri Pacific caboose #13553 at Mineola, TX. Reason for the multi-colored sky in the background?
I forgot to take the
polarizer filter off the camera lens as this was shot through the train window.
Union Pacific's Mesquite Yard in East Dallas, TX.
White Rock Creek in the Parkdale Heights area of Dallas, TX.
Coming into downtown Dallas, TX.
Looking north going over Interstate 30 in Dallas.
The Texas Eagle taking a quick break at Dallas Union Station. Now I have the theme song from the
80's TV series "Dallas" playing
in my head!!!
Dealey Plaza, location of the assassination of Former President John F. Kennedy in November 1963.
Departing Dallas and heading for Fort Worth, TX!