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The trip home from 24 hours At Saginaw 5/27/2018

by Chris Guenzler

Chris Parker and I arose at the Days Inn and after loading the car, we checked out and headed across US 287 to McDonald's for breakfast. After a stop at a petrol station, we went in search of some trains.

BNSF 5073 North with CSX AC44CW 481 in the consist at McLeroy Road in Saginaw. Next we moved north to North Bailey-Boswell Road.

BNSF 5060 South stopped at a red signal. A few minutes later, we heard a horn blow to our south so we waited.

BNSF 5646 North at North Bailey-Boswell Road.

BNSF 5060 South with NS C-40-9W 9023. We continued north along Texas 156 and first saw BNSF's Alliance Yard then came the surprise of this trip when we came to the GE Fort Worth Locomotive Building, made a U-turn then parked.

Outside were brand new rebuilds, Canadian National E444AC 3806 and Norfolk Southern AC44CGM 4172. We went past Krum, Texas when I spotted a headlight coming towards us. We made another U-turn and parked on Hopkins Road then set up for pictures.

BNSF 5005 South at Hopkins Road. We continued north to Interstate 35 which we took south then went onto Interstate 35E, which we took back to Mockingbird Lane, taking that to Hertz and turned in the rental car. We caught the next shuttle then went through a slow security line with no problems. Chris Parker bought me lunch at Whataburger and we then parted ways as he went to Gate 8 and I went to Gate 12 at Love Field in Dallas. My flight was ready to board when they moved it to Gate 2. We left Dallas forty minutes late and I enjoyed the view from my window seat in the second row. Flight highlights were Abo Canyon and the Salton Sea. We arrived at 3:05 PM and I called my mother, letting her know that I needed fifteen minutes to walk to where she usually picked me up. She did so, thus ending a fantastic trip to Texas.