Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station

1174 East Commerce

San Antonio, TX

Opened: 1902

Architect: Daniel J. Patterson

www.sunset-station.com

This Spanish Mission Revival Style was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Amtrak moved its operations in 1998 to the a newly-built adjacent building and the station was repurposed as the event facility Sunset Station. The station is an anchor for the St. Paul Square Historic District.

The Sunset Limited joined with the Texas Eagle in San Antonio, TX with a 2:40 scheduled layover that, along with the pleasant April weather, gave me an opportunity to explore the area.

Southern Pacific locomotive 794 was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1916. The locomotive has a 2-8-2 Mikado configuration and delivered 53,630 pounds of tractive effort. The total loaded weight was 221 tons.

Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Alamodome
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Alamodome
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Platform (SAS - mile 573)
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Platform (SAS - mile 573)
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Tower of the Americas, Hemisfair Park
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Tower of the Americas, Hemisfair Park
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Amtrak station
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Amtrak station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Bike rental
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Bike rental
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Sunset Station
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Sunset Station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Courtyard
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Courtyard
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Depot 4
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Depot 4
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Depot 3
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Depot 3
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Lone Star Pavillion
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Lone Star Pavillion
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Courtyard
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Courtyard
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Ticket window
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Ticket window
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Depot 1
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Depot 1
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Hoefgen Avenue
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Hoefgen Avenue
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Platform
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Platform
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Waiting room
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Waiting room
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Baggage car
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Baggage car
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - P42 DC
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P42 DC
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Break room
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Break room
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Waiting room
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Waiting room
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Schedule board
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Schedule board
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Amtrak station
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Amtrak station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Platform
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Platform
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Depot 2, east side
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Depot 2, east side
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Depot 1, east side
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Depot 1, east side
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Promotional poster
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Promotional poster
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - NRHP plaque
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NRHP plaque
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Depot 1
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Depot 1
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Rose window
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Rose window
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - North side of depot
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North side of depot
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - North side of depot
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North side of depot
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - North side of depot
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North side of depot
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - North side of depot
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North side of depot
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Southern Pacific 794
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Southern Pacific 794
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Sunset Limited (left), SP 794 (right)
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Sunset Limited (left), SP 794 (right)
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Southern Pacific 794
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Southern Pacific 794
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - 1957 historic plaque
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1957 historic plaque
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Southern Pacific 794
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Southern Pacific 794
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Southern Pacific 794
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Southern Pacific 794
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Tender
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Tender
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Info plaque
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Info plaque
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - East Commerce Street
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East Commerce Street
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - East Commerce Street
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East Commerce Street
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - St. Paul Square Historic District
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St. Paul Square Historic District
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - East Commerce Street
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East Commerce Street
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - East Commerce Street
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East Commerce Street
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - East Commerce Street
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East Commerce Street
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - I-37 Overpass
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I-37 Overpass
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Cameo Theatre
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Cameo Theatre
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Cameo Theatre
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Cameo Theatre
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Cameo Theatre
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Cameo Theatre
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Heiman Street
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Heiman Street
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Courtyard
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Courtyard
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - 119 Heiman St.
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119 Heiman St.
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - West tower
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West tower
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Courtyard
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Courtyard
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Lone Star Pavilion
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Lone Star Pavilion
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Alamodome
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Alamodome
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Robert Thompson Transit Station
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Robert Thompson Transit Station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Robert Thompson Transit Station
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Robert Thompson Transit Station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Robert Thompson Transit Station
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Robert Thompson Transit Station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Robert Thompson Transit Station
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Robert Thompson Transit Station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Robert Thompson Transit Station
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Robert Thompson Transit Station
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas (video)
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Morning in West Texas (video)
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas
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Morning in West Texas
Southern Pacific Passenger and Freight Station - Morning in West Texas (video)
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Morning in West Texas (video)

Next: The Sunset Limited: Sanderson, TX (SND - mile 868)

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