Ennis (Garrett Junction) to Fort Worth (Midlothian Junction)

From Garrett Junction (MP 0.0), where the speed limit has risen to 40 mph, the Fort Worth line (the UP Midlothian sub., former H&TC) splits off to head west-northwest on the west side of the Dallas line, single track, Track Warrant Control, Automatic Block Signals, turning just north of due west past a bridge carrying US 287 overhead, to Waxahachie (MP 11.5), where it turns north-northwest, past the flat crossing and junction (southwest quadrant connector) with the BNSF (former T&BV) DFW sub at BNSF Crossing (MP 12.8), where BNSF trackage rights trains enter the line, and then curvily northwest past a bridge over SR 875, the bridges carrying I-35E overhead, a grade crossing with SR 875, Sardis, a detector at MP 19.2, a bridge carrying US 287 overhead, another road bridge overhead and the former junction/crossing (west quadrant connector) with the erstwhile BNSF (former GC&SF) Venus sub. at Midlothian (MP 23.1), where the speed limit is 20 mph on the junction/crossing, top of the 1.17% to 1.27% Midlothian Hill, descending to the west.

The line curves gently around to the north, past Gifco (MP 25.6), where a spur on the east side trails in from North Texas Cement, and then curves west-northwest past a detector at MP 29.7,, the bridge over Mountain Creek at the foot of the hill, Britton, a bridge over SR 360, a bridge carrying US 287 overhead, spurs on either side, another road bridge overhead, and Mansfield (MP 34.1), turning northwest and then north past a detector at MP 38.3, and the 8,420 ft. siding at Bisbee (MP 40.4), where it turns curvily north-northwest past the bridges carrying I-20 overhead, Kennedale, Forest Hill (MP 46.8), where it turns just north of due west, past the top of Seminary Hill at MP 48, and then descending that 1.29% grade, turning north across the foot of the grade at the Sycamore Creek bridge, and west northwest, passing beneath the stub of the former IGN (MoPac) line and then curving north-northwest, passing beneath the bridges carrying I 35W, to the junction with the UP (former M-K-T) Fort Worth sub. heading just east of due north at Midlothian Junction (MP 50.2), where the line once continued across a flat crossing heading north, and the speed limit is 25 mph.

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