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!)

People ask me what I do in the winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. (Rogers Hornsby)