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The Texas Tarantula Illustration by Otto M. Vondrak ©2012 Carstens Publications. Not all routes and stations shown. Not an official map.


ATSF- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe BNSF- BNSF Railway FWWR- Fort Worth & Western KCS- Kansas City Southern MKT- Missouri-Kansas-Texas MP - Missouri Pacific RI - Rock Island


SSW - St. Louis Southwestern T&P - Texas & Pacific TEXC- Texas Central TRE - Trinity Railway Express TXPF- Texas Pacifico UP- Union Pacific


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160.215 (AAR 07) FWWR Road Channel 160.440 (AAR 22) FWWR Road Channel 160.650 (AAR 60) BNSF DS22 161.280 (AAR 78) UP Ft. Worth Terminal Disp.


street yard. An X203 job is called as needed, primarily to go east on the for- mer Cotton Belt line to Carrollton once or twice a week based on customer needs in the Valmont Industrial Park. Rounding out the regular Hodge Yard based crews is Job 301 that has a pri- mary purpose of switching the large Purina grain milling operation located just east of the downtown area. And of course a service driven railroad compa- ny such as the FWWR will operate ex- tra trains to serve customers as de-


mand dictates. Cresson, Texas, 15 miles southwest


of Fort Worth, is the next crew base. Up to three shifts operating Sunday through Friday (Jobs 501-502 and 503) are used here to switch local customers and make a run up the Cleburne Branch. Cresson has a seven track yard and a wye connection with the Cle- burne Sub; the wye switches are oper- ated by the train crews with radio-re- mote control. The 18-mile Cleburne sub was once the Santa Fe’s western outlet


for Dallas traffic and BNSF has re- tained the line east of Cleburne toward Dallas and operates it as a stub-end branch line. There are numerous cus- tomers served by FWWR in a large in- dustrial park west of Cleburne and re- cently a three-track yard was completed to support them. Operating each weekday morning


crews based out of the small farming community of Dublin serve customers along the west end of the main line and the branch line to Gorman. Job 401 op-


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