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Sharp Dressed Power

August 6, 2011

Over the last 18 months we’ve made several trips to Fort Worth and each trip I make time to check out Trinity Rail Express operations.  As a result of this exhaustive field work,  I’ve gotta tell ya that I’m a big TRE fan.

I’ll represent to you that TRE has one of the best-looking paint schemes around. I’ll support that assertion with the following two images of TRE F59PH 123 holding its train at the T&P station in Fort Worth on Nov. 13, 2010.


PS – Let the record reflect that I can’t stand ZZ Top, but I couldn’t think of a better title for this post.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2011 10:52 am

    These are good pictures, and yes, they do have some sharp-dressed power.

  2. Mike H. permalink
    November 1, 2011 8:10 am


    Here’s another thing to consider: in my visit with the CMO for a Trains-related brief, I learned these units spend three-quarters of their time between Dallas and Fort Worth in Run 8! Living here in the Metroplex, I knew these suckers moved the mail, but wow!

    Mike H.

  3. Utah Rogers permalink
    November 9, 2012 9:54 am

    My three years working for the TRE was my last tour working on the rails (10-3-2000 to 10-15-2003). It was different from the old passenger trains.

    As a lad in the late 1959 I was working for SLSF and was able to get a few runs on the OLD Black Gold passenger train as. Brakeman with Conductor Carl Nelson between Dallas and Sherman. We still had the News Butchers on the train that would go through the cars selling papers and snacks.

    s/. Utah Rogers
    Arlington, Tx.

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