The Sunset Limited (New Mexico, Arizona, California)

Photos and notes from my trip on Amtrak's Sunset Limited, April 6 - 8, 2013.

Deming, NM (DEM - mile 1,264)

Lordsburg, NM (LDB - mile 1,325)

Benson, AZ (BEN - mile 1,443)

Tuscon, AZ (TUS - mile 1,493)

Southern Pacific locomotive 1673 was built by Schenectady Locomotive Works in New York in 1900. The mogul (2-6-2) weighed 73 tons and was converted to burn oil in 1906. This locomotive reputedly was used in the filming of the movie Oklahoma in 1954 before being retired the following year. (ref)

Maricopa, AZ (MRC - mile 1,579)

Los Angeles Union Station (LAX - mile 1,995!)

I don't have a magic bullet here, but companies need to start acknowledging that there is a qualitative difference between developers. Making all of them wear the same weighted yokes to ensure the least among them doesn't screw up is detrimental to overall morale and efficiency of the whole. (James Turner)