• Amtrak and TRE Dispatching Fort Worth to Dallas

  • Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.
Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by eolesen
Oh, there are far more Fords and Rams than GM's in the MetroMess... (former MetroMess resident who wouldn't drive a GM if it were free)
  by electricron
And what per chance,, do Chevys, Fords, and Dodges have anything at all to do with dispatching
Amtrak trains on the TRE rail corridor?
  by Tadman
electricron wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:38 pm Yes there are, in Dallas, Irving, and Fort Worth.
Is the Suburban/Tahoe assembly plant on TRE? They probably get frames and parts inbound and tri-levels outbound. It's in Arlington.
  by electricron
The GM assembly plant in Arlington is on the old T&P rail corridor the UP uses that the Eagle once ran on between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Eagle moved off that corridor onto the TRE corridor just a few years ago. The GM pant is fairly busy and was one of many reasons why the UP wanted the Eagle to move to the TRE line.
  by eolesen
Yep, the GM plant is on the UP freight main. TRE is the old Rock Island, and yes, there's still some freight that moves on the line in the overnight hours when TRE isn't running.

In addition to Irving/Dallas and Fort Worth, there are a couple sidings in Euless (huge Kinder Morgan facility with tankers), the Kelly Moore paint plant in Hurst still has a spur, and there's an active branch into the Centreport Industrial Park right on the Dallas/Tarrant County line where you've got a paper packaging plant and a plastics plant that both still receive cars, and service to a dozen or so warehouses that have taken shipments at different times over the years.

BNSF has/had trackage rights on the TRE as well... used to be a coal train that came thru middle of the day, and others overnight between Fort Worth and the BNSF yard in Irving (which wyes off the TRE near downtown Irving).