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1977 Amtrak journey - Part 3

After leaving Chicago, I headed to Houston via the ex-Santa Fe
Texas Chief route, and then to New Orleans.

AT&SF (Santa Fe) station in Gainesville, Texas (2/19/77).

Amtrak coaches & sleepers on station track, Fort Worth, Texas, 1:00 PM, February 19, 1977.

Local Ft. Worth - Dallas connecting train ready to pull out of Fort Worth
station, 1:00 PM, February 19, 1977.

Front of Santa Fe depot, Ft. Worth, Texas (2/19/77).

Santa Fe engines on side track at Ft. Worth depot (2/19/77).

Final check for the Houston-bound "Lone Star" before departing Ft. Worth (2/19/77).

Between Ft. Worth & Temple, TX, on a side track, waiting for the
northbound "Lone Star" to pass (2/19/77).

North of Temple, Texas, immaculate Santa Fe roadbed
with new welded rails being laid (2/19/77).

Santa Fe station, Temple Texas (2/19/77).

Union Station, New Orleans, LA, serving both rail & bus lines (2/20/77).

After New Orleans, I headed back to Chicago via the ex-Illinois Central route,
(no rail photos of this leg) and then down into Virginia and finally Miami to visit family.

Passing through Petersburg, Virginia on February 23, 1977.

Arriving in Miami, FL on the "Silver Star" at 4:25 PM on 2/24/77.

End-of-track bumpers at the Miami Amtrak (Seaboard Coast Line) station (2/24/77).

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