610 Takes Over
Though it was
originally planned that the 610 would take over in Odessa/Midland,
TX, restoration and test runs couldn't be completed in time.
When the 610
finally caught up to the AFT as it left San Antonio, it was decided
it would be best not to double-head the locomotives to Austin (what
a sight it would have been!).
The 610 followed
the AFT to Austin where she finally took over after a brief ceremony
to mark the event.
The 610 lead
the AFT to Houston, Ft. Worth, Dallas and then back to Ft. Worth
before the Daylight locomotive took over again.