Friday August 7, 1987
on the Union Pacific

Okay Jct. to Taylor and Spring, TX

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From Okay Jct, the line to Fort Worth goes into Muskogee and joins the MKT at Durant, OK (mp298). It uses MKT trackage for 30 miles to Denison and for another 30 miles to Whitesboro Jct. (mp173). It crosses the old T&P at Tower 55 (mp244) in Fort Worth. It uses MKT trackage for 85 miles to Waco (mp166), then heads southeast, crossing the San Antonio line at Valley Jct. (mp101). It uses SP trackage from Bryan Jct. (mp75) to Nava Jct. (mp49) and joins the Palestine to Houston line at Spring (mp0). Trains to San Antonio uses MKT trackage south from Waco to Taylor.

Union Pacific train symbol NPHOT Durant, OK
Union Pacific train symbol NPHOT Durant, OK.

FWKC was ready to leave Centennial Yard in Fort Worth when a bad order car was detected. After setting out the car, it departed at 1115AM with engines 3564 and NS1644 pulling 15 loads and 75 empties. It was approaching Tower 55 and after clearing the interlocking would stop and add a caboose to the rear end.

Union Pacific grain train picks up train orders at Tower 55
Union Pacific grain train picks up train orders at Tower 55

2CCDSA left South Morrill at 130AM on the 5th with engines 6038 and 6055 pulling 111 loads. It swapped power at North Platte and received engines MP5001, MP5023, MP5055, and MP5037. It left Denison at 410AM and was now just north of Tower 55 in Fort Worth conducting an air test. It would leave after the FWKC cleared the interlocker.

Union Pacific coal train symbol CSACD at Ney Yard
Union Pacific coal train symbol CSACD at Ney Yard

NPHOT departed from North Platte at 810AM on the 5th with engines 2406, MP3192, and 4275 pulling 92 loads and 15 empties, 10,616 tons. It added engine 4131 at 18th Street Yard and left Coffeyville yesterday at 840AM with 97 loads and five empties. It picked up 21 loads and eight empties at Cookson and departed with 128 loads and 13 empties, 14,130 tons. It set out 10 loads and five empties at Muskogee and met an MKT train at Olive (seven mile north of the Red River). It left Denison at 1025PM with 117 loads and eight empties. The HOKC gave it engine 3649 at Whitesboro Jct. It arrived in Fort Worth at 615AM and was now being put back together. It would leave at 145PM with 48 loads and 73 empties and have engines MP9044, MP3529, MP1724, and MP9050.

Union Pacific train symbol HOKC at Tower 55
Union Pacific train symbol HOKC at Tower 55

KCFW left Kansas City at 925PM on the 5th with engines MP4812, 4236, 4281, and MP2071 dragging 86 loads and 42 empties at 11,214 tons. It met the HOKC at Dearing and added engine 109 in Coffeyville. At Muskogee, it set out 40 loads and three empties and picked up 37 loads and one empty. It set out four loads at Henryetta (mp174) and met CSACD at Mina (mp202). It set out engine MP4812 at Denison and departed with 83 loads and 50 empties. It set out 28 loads and two empties at Whitesboro Jct. and met an MKT train at Pilot Point (mp192). It set out five loads at Mingo (mp205) and pulled into Fort Worth at 800AM this morning.

Union Pacific train symbol HOFW Egan, TX
Union Pacific train symbol HOFW Egan, TX

SAFW departed San Antonio at 350PM with engines MP3104, 2449, 220, and MP1692 pulling 15 loads and 38 empties. After picking up more cars, it left Taylor at 1045PM with 49 loads and 49 empties. It met MKT train 103 at Little River (mp887), MKT train 183 at Ross (mp850), another MKT train at Elm Mott (mp836) and XFWLD at Wrenn. It pulled into Fort Worth 720AM.

HOKC left Houston yesterday at 1045PM with engines 3124 and 3338 pulling 70 loads and 51 empties. It added engine 3250 at Waco, met XFWLD at Egan and arrived in Fort Worth at 930AM. It was being put back together and would be called at 245PM.

GEHOKC left Houston last night at 1115PM with engines 3499 and MP3221 pulling 93 empties. It picked up eight more empties at Spring and met FWHO at Bryan while on the SP trackage. It met BN5044 (MKT coal train to Halstead) at Wrenn and arrived in Fort Worth at 1045AM.

GLTPGA left Denison at 650AM with engines 3327, 2445, 3494, MP3144, MP3059, and MP3054 pulling 121 loads. It left Whitesboro Jct. at 811AM and arrived in Fort Worth at 1145AM.

XFWLD departed Fort Worth at 510AM with engines MP9042, MP9039, 3416, 4155, MP3114, and 2530 pulling 127 loads. It was now crossing the Santa Fe at Temple.