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Date: 01/23/23 19:08
Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: gonx

Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited near Houston TX on 1/22/23

It stopped about 5 miles east of my location by either red signals or PTC problems. Sorry I wasn't listening to any RR radio feeds.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/23 19:10 by gonx.




Date: 01/23/23 21:21
Re: Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: UP951West

That's a mighty fine image of #2 . Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 01/23/23 23:19
Re: Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: dan

1 sleeper and 2 coaches,  lordy



Date: 01/24/23 03:58
Re: Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: DavidP

dan Wrote:
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> 1 sleeper and 2 coaches,  lordy

Other than no transition sleeper, that's pretty much been the norm for #1-2 east of San Antonio for many years.

Dave



Date: 01/24/23 04:54
Re: Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: OldPorter

Thanks for the recent look at the storied train in the Lone Star State. The Sunset, being the "oldest, continuously operating name train" in the Amtk system.
SP got it going in 1894; it'll be 130 years old next year. I checked Wiki on those dates, just to be sure!



Date: 01/24/23 11:27
Re: Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: BigSkyBlue

OldPorter Wrote:
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> Thanks for the recent look at the storied train in
> the Lone Star State. The Sunset, being the
> "oldest, continuously operating name train" in the
> Amtk system.
> SP got it going in 1894; it'll be 130 years old
> next year. I checked Wiki on those dates, just to
> be sure!

Good photo, too short train, and along with this notable and interesting date, there are a couple other notables about the "Sunset":
It is, AFAIK, the only Amtrak train that carries the same numbers that it did prior to Amtrak on 5/1/71:  1 and 2.
It is the only Amtrak long distance route that has no other passenger service.  Exact detail:  Between Mission Tower in LA and East Bridge Jct. in New Orleans, there is no other passenger service of any kind on 1 and 2's route except the mile or so from Tower 112 to the Station at San Antonio that the Texas Eagle uses.  BSB
 



Date: 01/27/23 18:13
Re: Amtrak #2 Sunset Limited at Stafford TX
Author: ProAmtrak

At least he has a baggage car, still it be better of that train and all the other long hauls get back to their normal consists instead of the downgrading crap!



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