The Sunset Limited

The Southern Pacific's Sunset Limited began service from New Orleans to San Francisco via Los Angeles in 1894. The train was initially all-Pullman and at various times has had termination points in Jacksonville, FL and Los Angeles. When Amtrak inherited the route in 1971, it retained tri-weely service between New Orleans and Los Angeles. Service was extended to Jacksonville, FL from 1993 until track damage by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 returned the eastern terminus to New Orleans. Hopes of returning daily service were quashed in 2010 when the Union Pacific indicated tha $750 million woud be required for infrastructure upgrades to avoid interfering with heavy freight traffic.

The Sunset Limited: New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (NOL)
The Sunset Limited: Huey P. Long Bridge into Southeast Louisiana
The Sunset Limited: Morgan City, LA
Sunset Limited: New Iberia, LA (NIB - mile 127)
The Sunset Limited: Lafayette, LA (LFT - mile 145)
The Sunset Limited: Lake Charles, LA (LCH - mile 219)
The Sunset Limited: Beaumont, TX (BMT - mile 281)
The Sunset Limited: Houston, TX (HOS - mile 363)
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station
The Sunset Limited: Sanderson, TX (SND - mile 868)
The Sunset Limited: Alpine, TX (ALP - mile 959)
El Paso Union Passenger Station
The Sunset Limited: Rio Grande
The Sunset Limited: Deming, NM (DEM - mile 1,264)
The Sunset Limited: Lordsburg, NM (LDB - mile 1,325) and Benson, AZ (BEN - mile 1,443)
The Sunset Limited: Tucson, AZ (TUS - mile 1,493)
The Sunset Limited: Los Angeles Union Station (LAX - mile 1,995!)