Engine 2248: Time Traveler

puffy main en route silhouetteToday, as Amtrak begins its National Train Days celebration of rail travel, here’s a second video clip (see A Time Machine Named “Puffy”: Next Stop, 1896) of our cast-iron time machine, engine 2248, as it travels from today to yesterday, from Grapevine to the Stockyards, passing under I-35 and Long Avenue and crossing Northeast 23rd Street beside the Swift packing plant:

Giving equal time to the twenty-first century, here are Amtrak passenger:

and Union Pacific freight trains:

More train videos:

Still dream of steam? Watch two video clips of Union Pacific engine 844’s visit to Fort Worth: Pumping Iron: The Past Makes a Whistle Stop

And “I think I can, I think I can” remember this little train:

Forest Park Miniature Train: The Little Engine That Could

Still more train videos:

Cowtown in Motion: Rock Island Line
Cowtown in Motion: Slow Train Draggin’
Cowtown in Motion: Big Trains, Little Trains
Cowtown in Motion: “All Aboard!”
Cowtown in Motion: “May I Have This Dance?”: Engine 2248 on the Turntable

Other posts about Fort Worth’s railroad history:

11:23 a.m. (Part 1): Cowtown Gets Back on Track
11:23 a.m. (Part 2): “A Grand Jollification”
11:23 a.m. (Part 3): Panther That, Cougartown!
The 1899 T&P Depot (Part 1): “Finest Passenger Station in the Entire South”
The 1899 T&P Depot (Part 2): “Destructive Fire Breaks Out”
Art Decow: Cowtown’s T&P Passenger Terminal
Tower 55: The Crossroads of Cowtown
“The Rock Island Line Is a Mighty Good Road”
Buttermilk and Blood (Part 1): “I’ll Kill the First Man Who Touches This Engine”
Buttermilk and Blood (Part 2): “For God’s Sake, Don’t Shoot”
Once Upon a Platform: All Aboard for Venus, Maypearl, Italy . . .
T&P Engine No. 642: “Next Stop, Oblivion”
Turntables and Roundhouses: Where Dinosaurs Danced
Progress Plays Through at the Seventh Green
Once Upon a Time Table: Along Came a Spider (Part 1)
Once Upon a Time Table: Along Came a Spider (Part 2)
When Coal Was King and Katy Was a Lake
Grapevine Vintage Railroad website

More views of engine 2248:

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