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Date: 05/22/20 11:10
A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: gcm

Dec 76

Twelve cars - including one deadhead or buffer car, 4 sleepers and an ex-CZ observation car.
Headed east at Missouri City,Tx coming in to Houston.
Above the observation in the distance can be seen the Astrodome.

Gary




Date: 05/22/20 14:58
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: rrpreservation

Thanks for sharing this shot, what a catch!!



Date: 05/22/20 16:28
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: PasadenaSub

Great pic, what was the source of elevation - highway overpass?

Rich



Date: 05/22/20 17:15
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: texchief1

Nice shoot!  Been to the 'Dome a lot and ridden the Sunset a lot.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 05/22/20 17:34
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: gcm

PasadenaSub Wrote:
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> Great pic, what was the source of elevation -
> highway overpass?
>
> Rich

Yes it was an overpass - US 59.
Gary

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Date: 05/22/20 17:56
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: Hou74-76

Seeing that beautiful consist of four sleepers, three hi-Level coaches and a dome observation is a testament to Amtrak improving overall service to the Sunset line.  It may have lost lots of money but just think of the contrast to the Amtrak Sunset Limited here to the SP Sunset of 1968. Great shot of a near perfect, Amtrak, mid-1970 train.



Date: 05/23/20 00:10
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: krm152

Great photo!  Composition, perspective, subject, and background all came together; that resulted from planning.
Thanks for your photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 05/23/20 16:10
Re: A 12 car Sunset Limited
Author: 41

Last sleeper (not the obs) is actually an x-SP car.

Good shot.



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