Fort Worth Hilton Homewood Suites right on a UP main

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Fort Worth Hilton Homewood Suites right on a UP main

Unread postby TC Man » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:13 am

Just booked a trip to Dallas/Ft. Worth for some building inspections over 5 days. I always try to find my favorite Hilton chain hotels somewhat near railroad watching areas, but I think I hit the jackpot with the Homewood Suites on Charlie Lane in Ft. Worth. Literally on the UP main (looks like at a transition from 3 to 5 tracks, and a signal cantilever right there! And with Hilton, you choose your room on their app, so I'll be choosing an upper with track view. Right down the track from a diamond ("tower 55"). Appears to be a quite heavily used main. Some of the trip advisor reviews mention "exceptional train watching from the outdoor pool/garden area", "steady stream of freight and passenger trains, yet super sound proof in the rooms".

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And from the road (Google Earth street view, so not even in the parking lot), you can see a train going by:

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Re: Fort Worth Hilton Homewood Suites right on a UP main

Unread postby TC Man » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:05 am

TC Man wrote:Just booked a trip to Dallas/Ft. Worth for some building inspections over 5 days. I always try to find my favorite Hilton chain hotels somewhat near railroad watching areas, but I think I hit the jackpot with the Homewood Suites on Charlie Lane in Ft. Worth. Literally on the UP main (looks like at a transition from 3 to 5 tracks, and a signal cantilever right there! And with Hilton, you choose your room on their app, so I'll be choosing an upper with track view. Right down the track from a diamond ("tower 55"). Appears to be a quite heavily used main. Some of the trip advisor reviews mention "exceptional train watching from the outdoor pool/garden area", "steady stream of freight and passenger trains, yet super sound proof in the rooms".

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And from the road (Google Earth street view, so not even in the parking lot), you can see a train going by:

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Following up on this- I picked a 4th floor room overlooking the main lines and also the single track crossing these tracks. VERY steady stream of trains (appears to be a UP main, but then there were plenty of NS and BNSF locos on the trains as well). Even from the pool, perfect view of the rail traffic.
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