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A Round Trip to El Paso on the Sunset Limited Part 2

by Chris Guenzler

The old Southern Pacific Indio Shop with a UP unit.

The view towards Joshua Tree National Park. At 5:40 PM they called me into the Dining Car and I was seated with a nice couple going to Norman, Oklahoma.

We traveled down the Coachella Valley.

The Salton Sea.

The Chocolate Mountains.

I had the Braised Flat Iron Bordelaise for my dinner along with Key Lime Crumb Cake for dessert.

Canal after Niland.

The Chocolate Mountains.

The Glamis Sand Dunes.

More views of the Chocolate Mountains.

All American Canal.

Views as we neared Winterhaven.

All American Canal.

Colorado River before we entered Arizona.

Yuma, Arizona before I made up my bed and called it a night.


I got out of bed after Deming and headed to the Dining Car for breakfast. I was seated with a gentlemen going from Eugene to Beaumont, Texas.

Looking north at mountains of New Mexico.

Dropping towards the Rio Grande River.

Running along the USA/Mexico Border.

The Rio Grande Valley with New Mexico in the foreground and Texas in the background.

Crossing the Rio Grande River into Texas.

The Asarco Refinery outside of El Paso.

Ciudad Juarez across the Rio Grande River in Mexico before we arrived into El Paso at 7:42 AM {8:16 AM}.

The Sunset Limited at El Paso.

Overview of the El Paso Train Station.

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