The Gregarious Railfan
Saginaw, TX  76179  (population, 21,703)               

GPS: N 32.85756, W 97.36189        Google map   

Scanner: BNSF Fort Worth Sub: 160.650 [36], BNSF Wichita Falls Sub: 160.920 [54], BNSF yards: 161.235 [75];
UP Duncan Sub: 160.740 [42]

Railroads: BNSF Fort Worth Sub, BNSF Whichita Falls Sub; UP Duncan Sub

Description:  Saginaw, Texas is located in North East Texas, Just north of Fort Worth. It is a suburb of Fort
Worth. There are three main lines which cross the city bringing about 40 trains a day through the city. BNSF's
corporate headquarters are about 2 miles northeast. BNSF operates Saginaw Yard and North Yard. Alliance Intermodal
Yard is less than 10 miles north. General Electric's locomotive manufacturing facility is also nearby. The rail diamonds
are located next to the Chamber of Commerce building, located in the former Southern Pacific station at 301 S.
Saginaw Blvd. The depot and its grounds frequently host train watching activities.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 40

Nearby RR stuff: There is a small display of railcars at the depot, BNSF North Yard,   ; BNSF Saginaw Yard,   ;
Alliance Intermodal yard,   ; General Electric locomotive plant,   

Photo opportunities:  Grain Elevators across the tracks from the Chamber and just to the north on Saginaw Blvd,
can add interest to photos.

Breakfast:   Waffle House, 6250 Lake Worth Blvd, Lake Worth, TX,  next to the Best Western.  N 32.81010, W

Food:  J R's Café of Saginaw across from the Chamber is a popular local family restaurant.

Pub and Grub:   Eagle's Point Bar & Grill, 1029 N Saginaw Blvd, Saginaw, TX, N 32.87529, W 97.37718

Lodging:   Best Western Plus Lake Worth Inn & Suites, 3920 Boat Club Rd, Lake Worth, TX N 32.81118, W
97.42092, just 5 miles southwest of the diamonds. Many other choices exist nearby.

TRAINS Article:  TRAINS June 2017  

Visitor Info:   Saginaw - Trip Advisor   
Saginaw, TX - "Railfan Primer" by The Southwest Railfan - an Excellent page  
Saginaw Chamber of Commerce