24 Hours at Saginaw, TX

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John 3:16
I attened the 24 Hours at Saginaw, TX again this last Memorial Day weekend near Ft. Worth, TX. The event ran from 7PM Friday May 27 to 7PM Saturday May 28. There were continus activities inside the restored SP Kosse, TX passenger depot now the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce office.

This year tied a record low of 49 train movements since the event first began 6 years ago.

These images are what it was all about being trackside watching trains:

NS 8788-8317 Roadrailer Train by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
Saginaw Railfans by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
AMTK Heartland Flyer by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
BNSF 4889 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
UP 6823-6553 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

I didn't stay in one place too long. The busiest place to see trains is the Tower 55 area just south of downtown Ft. Worth.

UP 8458-BNSF 9724-UP 9607 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
UP 8670 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
BNSF 4145 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
Impaitent Railfans by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

Many more photos of what I didn't list can be seen here:


John 3:16
Thanks guys.

On Friday the official high teperature was 95. Saturday it was 97. We had a few lookouts that stayed outside to alert the ones inside the air conditioned depot of approaching trains.


Railfan Railroader
Excellent photos Mark. I plan on attending next years event. The area where you photographed UP locomotive 8458 with the BNSF SD70mac looks like a good spot, I would like to find some good areas to video trains around Fort Worth.


John 3:16
Thanks guys. At this point Saginaw is probably not in the cards for me next year. Around the same time next year (June 20-24), the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society is holding their annual convention in Temple, TX, which I am a member of. I'm not a big fan of two long distance trips in a short amount of time.


Retired From Railroad
Thanks to Skipp Waters who flooded Railspot with video links I was able to keep abreast of what you guys were seeing.


Great shots Mark, it was a fun time out there this year despite the low train count. I didn't take many photo's as I ended up chatting the day and night away with others. I can be seen with my little one taking a shot of the Roadrailer in your photo above. Burnt orange cap is Ruckus, pink shorty is Racket. Looks like you had a good time, glad you could make it.

Tower 55

Its DGNO. Not Dingo!
Dont be shocked if another 24hrs event pops up soon, but it wont be Saginaw.

Just sayin'! ;)

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