In early 2005, Amtrak changed the schedule of the eastbound
Sunset Limited. #2 would now depart LAUPT at 2:30pm as opposed to its longtime 10:30pm departure. This meant daylight photo opportunites of #2 through Southern California, something that had probaly never occured.
On March 9, 2005, the first daylight #2 departed LAUPT about 30 minutes late and It arrived Pomona at 4:00pm.
Here she is picking up one passenger (the lady) followed
by a couple other shots of the train: