From New Pass (MP 163.5), and/or East Waco, where the speed limit is 25 mph, there is a sharply curved connector on the west side to the former M-K-T line coming north from Taylor, an erstwhile Cotton Belt line to Corsicana once headed northeast, and the erstwhile IGN/MoPac line to Fort Worth once headed away north-northeast, to Waco Junction (MP 165.9), junction with the former M-K-T line from Taylor, where the speed limit reverts to 60 mph, the single track, CTC, line heads north past Caphead (MP 166.2), where there was once a connector northwest to an erstwhile H&TC/SP line a bit further west, the 7,761 ft. siding at Elm Mott (MP 170.1 - MP 171.7), where an erstwhile M-K-T line to northwest Texas once heed away north-northwest, and a detector at MP 172.9, turning just east of due north past the 8,558 ft. siding at West (MP 179.2 - MP 180.9), a detector at MP 183.5, and Abbott, and just west of due north past Chatt.
The line turns north-northwest, past the 7,450 ft. siding at Winslow (MP 194.5, where the speed limit is 60 mph, to MP 195.9, where it is 40 mph), just east of due north past Hillsboro (MP 196.1), where an erstwhile Trinity & Brazos Valley line between Teague and Fort Worth once crossed on the flat and an erstwhile Cotton Belt line once headed east to Corsicana, and Dana Junction (MP 196.8), where the speed limit has reverted to 60 mph, an erstwhile M-K-T line once headed east-northeast to Dallas, and the line turns just west of due north, past CP Q199 (MP 198.4), a detector at MP 200.4, and Lovelace, turning north-northwest past Itasca (MP 206.7), just east of due north past the 9,407 ft. siding at Grandview (MP 212.8 - MP 214.6), curvily just west of due north past Conley, a detector at MP 219.9, and Alvarado (MP 224.2), where it turns north-northwest, past the junction with the BNSF Venus sub. from Cleburne, at Alvarado Junction (MP 224.9).
There is a 8,430 ft. siding at Egan (MP 228.9 - MP 230.6), where an erstwhile M-K-T branch from Cleburne one trailed in from the southwest, a turn to the north, a detector at MP 234.0, Burleson (MP 236.8), Frazier, Idaho Timber (MP 242.0), a turn just east of due north, the 7,626 ft. siding at Wrenn (MP 243.3 - MP 244.8), a turn just west of due north, the location of an erstwhile spur on the west side from the Fort Worth General Depot, a turn just east of due north, the location of an erstwhile connection from Birds that one trailed in on the west side, and the beginning of Ney Yard, at South Ney Junction (MP 248.2), from which the main line is known as the Ney Bypass Track, and the junction between the UP (former H&TC/SP) Midlothian sub., coming from just east of due south, and the UP (former M-K-T) Fort Worth sub. heading just east of due north, at Midlothian Junction (MP 248.6), where the former SP line once continued across a flat crossing heading north, and the speed limit is 20 mph.