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Unread 05-02-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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Default Best places to watch trains?

My husband loves trains, especially BNSF. He is in Fort WOrth this week and is looking for good places to watch trains. Any suggestions?
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Unread 05-03-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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do you mean like a switching yard???

Burlington is in Keller
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Unread 05-03-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Our favorite spot is next to the Chamber of Commerce in Saginaw (across from Saginaw's Fire Department)... Big, empty parking lot and pretty close to the tracks. During the weekends, you will see several vehicles there and people sitting in the grass with their lawn chairs and cameras
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Unread 05-03-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Pretty much anywhere in Tarrant County is good for seeing trains from my experience. I wish I had the enthusiasm for trains that your husband does, although you could have described me as train neutral before living here, now I never want to see (or hear) another one in my life! Any novelty previously felt if I did recognize a train at all, maybe once a year on the side of the highway, is completely vanished. Bleccch. But good luck in finding a prime spot and hope yall have a great time together.
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Unread 05-04-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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do you mean like a switching yard???

Burlington is in Keller
please tell me where in Keller the switching yard is?
since the track that the BNSF trains run along lie mostly in ft worth parrell to 377.

yes old town keller along 377 has the BNSF trains that run all day. you can watch them at a few of the resturants...Up in smoke has great BBQ.

He could alos park at Bear Creek park and walk the trial heading west cross Bear Creek Pkwy and walk under the train bridge.

Heres the link to an article about the Ft Worth Yard... BNSF Fort Worth
Here's another link that might be useful Saginaw, Texas - Railfan Primer
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Unread 05-04-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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I'd look for railroad tracks. (okay, sorry, but I couldn't resist) But seriously, enjoy the trains!
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Unread 05-04-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Yep...right next to Saginaw Chamber of Commerce on Main Street is a great place to get up close with them.
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