It’s enough to warm an old vet’s heart. The “Texas Eagle” rolls north, with Amtrak’s tribute locomotive proudly leading the way.
After striking a truck in Texas the afternoon prior, the northbound "Texas Eagle" makes a rare daylight appearance at CPY 289 with Amtrak's veterans locomotive in the lead.
Bound for Chicago and a few hours behind schedule, Texas Eagle #22 heads north across the Kankakee River in Wilmington. A UP GE leads the way, followed by Phase III P42 #822.
Amtrak's Texas Eagle nears the St. Louis Station as a Herzog ballast train heads west.
The Texas Eagle's trainset reverses out of Union Station, passing under the g-head signals as well as the famed Roosevelt Road bridge.
Amtrak train No. 22, the eastbound Texas Chief, prepares to back into the Intermodal Transportation Center in Ft. Worth.
As Amtrak No. 22 departs Dallas UPT, she meets a couple DGNO six-axle gensets switching at Cadiz.
Passengers begin boarding the eastbound Texas Eagle, at Temple, TX. In the distance, a southbound hauling military vehicles waits on the mainline behind NS and UP power.
Amtrak 184 make a brief stop in Dallas before heading northbound towards Chicago.
P42 112 is looking pretty clean, and is a good example of the full Phase V livery including the red sill stripe across the nose, and Amtrak Blue number board with white frutiger numbers.
The Texas Eagle and a Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis train are neck and neck at the station.
As Amtrak No. 22 takes on passengers and baggage at the station, a contract crew of MOW men works on the station track at the east end of the depot.
Amtrak No. 22 has just departed DUPT, and is passing in front of the Dallas skyline at Reunion. Not long from now, the train will pass through the forests of east Texas.
the Texas Eagle highballs out of downtown Dallas.