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Photos Taken While Riding On Amtrak's Sunset Limited
  CP LF282 Langham Road would be where we would stop, make a backup move and then use the alternate mainline between here and Houston, our next
stop. This was necessitated because of a motor vehicle accident (car spun out and ended up on the tracks). Amtrak crews are qualified on both mainlines
and the alternate route is the normal eastbound route for this train, which is the former Missouri Pacific (now UP Beaumont Sub).
  Passing by more swamps at Liberty, TX.  
  The Trinity River at Dayton, TX.  
  A view of Lake Houston at Crosby, TX.  
  Time for dinner in the Amtrak Diner! Tonight, I would have the Amtrak Signature Steak with mashed potatoes, mixed veggies and a Diet Pepsi.
Another great steak on Amtrak!
  Now having arrived at Houston, TX in the rain that was what was left of the former Hurricane Patricia.  
  Part of the Houston skyline as seen from the station platform. The highway in the left of this photo is an exit ramp off I-45.  
  The Amtrak Station building at Houston.  
  The sign points the way!  
  Our second unit, GE P42DC #203 in the rain!  
  Now having arrived at San Antonio, TX.  
  A view of the train looking east. The Yerba Buena private car that rode with us since New Orleans would be cut off the train here.  
  Now long out of San Antonio, we ride along the Amistad reservoir at Val Verde County, TX.  
  Crossing the Pecos River at Langtry, TX, the tallest railroad bridge in America!  
  Another view riding over the mighty Pecos River!  
  Time for breakfast on the Sunset Limited!!! Here we have Amtrak's Railroad French Toast with pork sausage patties, orange juice, and my morning
battery charger (and beverage for essentially any part of the day), Diet Pepsi!
  Some horses just hanging out at Sanderson, TX.  
  An American Legion post on Legion St. in Sanderson.  
  East Downey Street in Sanderson next to possibly an old train station?  
  West Downey Street in Sanderson near the Amtrak station here. Being that Sanderson is a "flag stop" and there was nobody on the manifest
getting off here and nobody waiting to board, the train didn't stop here today.
  Some horses just hanging out in the hot Texas sun at Marathon, TX.  
  Jackson Field at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX.  
  The Big Bend Amateur Radio Club is based in Alpine. Any hams reading this travelogue???  
  Now taking a break at the Amtrak station at Alpine. This platform was built with Economic Stimulus money a few years back.  
  Alpine, TX, the gateway to Big Bend National Park.  
  A former Southern Pacific bay window caboose on display at the station in Alpine.  
  Another view of the station building. This station is not staffed.  
  Taking a break at Alpine.  
  Holland Avenue in Alpine, with a very impressive mural on the side wall of that building in this photo!  
  Everything you could possibly want to know about this fine southwestern Texas town on the side of this building!  
  Hi Uncle Pete! This Union Pacific freight lead by GE ES44AC #7689 patently waited for us to pass while sitting in the siding!  
  Crossing Highland Street in Marfa, TX.  
  Some impressive mountains seen in Van Horn, TX.  
  Time for lunch!!! Here we have the Angus Steak Burger with bacon and kettle chips and a Diet Pepsi! A good burger!!!  
  Flying past a cotton field in Clint, TX.  
  Pecan trees in Clint, TX, now where's that Pecan Praline ice cream?  
  Now heading into El Paso, we have a Union Pacific train lead by GE ES44AC #7996 in the yard.  
  Some more UP power in the yard, but wait, how did that CSX unit get here? Hi, this is CSX calling from Jacksonville, FL, can we have our engine back?  
  A Union Pacific (probably an old Southern Pacific) tower at El Paso, seen having just arrived here.