On a clear fall morning at Tucson's Amtrak depot, a private fuel contractor tops off the diesel tanks of the GE Genesis locomotives on the point of today's eastbound Sunset Limited.
Rhaposdy in BlueA trio of Amtrak passenger trains are serviced at the carrier's Redondo Junction facility in Los Angeles, California, on February 21, 2018. From left to right are P... (more)
Running about 2 hours behind schedule, Amtrak train number two leans into a superelevated curve just outside of Tuscon, Arizona.
What a pleasant surprise this was! The last time I had been through Beaumont, TX, the "station" consisted of just a small piece of pavement with no structure. This nice platform with and structu... (more)
Amtrak P42DC No. 1 leads train No. 2 through Stockham, location of much-used double crossovers in Tucson. The dispatcher has this morning's Sunset Limited on Track 2, where she'll be right to the ... (more)
The stage is set. A slightly battered P42 sits quietly on track 13 at Los Angeles Union Station. In just a few hours, it will depart for New Orleans on the Sunset Limited.
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman takes one last ride as the Sunset Limited takes his retirement train east towards New Orleans.
Amtrak No. 2 passes over Two Track on a bridge built by the El Paso & Southwestern.
The Amtrak Houston station sees some activity with the Sunset Limited in town during its scheduled 1 hour dwell.
The eastbound Sunset Limited notches up around a curve somewhere in west Texas. Today's train had an equipment substitution (Sleeper instead of Transdorm) which allowed this unique view.
What looks to be a train out of Phoenix rolls into Tucson just as the sun is setting on the Sonoran Desert.
As a century plant blooms on a sandy ledge, Amtrak No. 2 hustles past through the broken country near Cienega.
The Sunset Limited makes its stop at Alpine, TX on its tri weekly journey.
Amtrak No. 2 meets a westbound UP freight waiting in the hole at Rillito.
The Sunset Limited sits across the platform from the KCS OCS in Houston.