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Date: 10/09/19 13:34
Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: gcm

Oct 87

I posted shots of 2300, one of the three prototype viewliners in Houston a couple weeks ago.
A few days after I took those, the car and a coach were added to the headend of the eastbound Sunset in Houston.
This was the only time I ever saw engines on the Sunset uncoupled to add a car.

(1-2) SP MP15DC 2691 pulls the engines off and will pick up the two cars.
The train on the left was an Amtrak special in town showing off Amtrak car accommodations

(3) 2300 was one of the two sleeper prototypes (a diner was the other).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/19 13:37 by gcm.








Date: 10/09/19 13:34
Re: Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: gcm

(4-6) 4631 was an ex-UP coach








Date: 10/09/19 13:35
Re: Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: gcm

(7-8) All switching and servicing completed, the pair of P30CH units pulls the train out of Houston.

Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/19 13:38 by gcm.






Date: 10/09/19 15:15
Re: Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: ATSF3751

Coach 4631 is ex-UP (Budd 1961)



Date: 10/09/19 16:04
Re: Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: refarkas

Another first-rate set of a piece of Amtrak history.
Bob



Date: 10/09/19 16:27
Re: Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: AndyBrown

Great series!  It's always a pleasure to see your photos; good thing you got out as much as you did.

Andy



Date: 10/09/19 18:42
Re: Sunset Limited with prototype viewliner
Author: us058980

Thank you for these great photos!



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