USRJ S3 Ep27 Fort Worth to Mineola

Fort Worth to Mineola-  US Rail Journeys Series 3 Episode 27

‘Fort Worth to Mineola’ covers the 120 miles between these two cities. The journey has a schedule of 3 hours.

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Fort Worth:

We arrive in Fort Worth early. The station dates from 2002 and is an intermodal transit centre in downtown Fort Worth serving TEXRailTrinity Railway Express, Amtrak , and Greyhound intercity buses. The station is also the main transfer centre for Fort Worth’s buses.

There are toilets, vending machines, a passenger service kiosk, and a Subway sandwich shop.

There are five brick bas-reliefs depicting a former black-owned commercial district that existed at the station site from the Civil War to the 1940s. The reliefs are by Paula Blincoe Collins.

There is a restored interurban car from the Northern Texas Traction Company on display.


Dallas Union Station, officially the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station is an  intermodal railway station. The third busiest Amtrak station in Texas, behind Fort Worth Central and San Antonio, serves DART Light RailTrinity Railway Express commuter rail and Amtrak.

The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The first floor of the station houses an Amtrak ticketing window, waiting room, and privately rented offices. The second floor contains the restored Grand Hall and several meeting rooms named after railway companies that previously serviced Dallas. 

Towards Mineola:

I’m travelling on the 5th July, maybe that’s why it is very quiet! Is everyone recovering from yesterday’s celebrations? Once we leave Dallas we travel through farmland until we reach the outskirts of Mineola where the episode ends. I’ll tell you about Mineola in the next episode.

Next up:

If you enjoy these podcasts please join me in a couple of weeks as we continue our journey on the Texas Eagle.


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