Lone Star and Sunset Ltd          
The Lone Star (on the left) had arrived from Chicago a couple of hours earlier and will be serviced and cleaned overnight by the Amtrak crew based in Houston. This crew also watered the Sunset Limited (on the right) when it passed through town every other day. This was the westbound Sunset headed to Los Angeles. The dome on the Sunset was an ex-CB&Q car built by Budd in 1954 (the info I have says it ran on the NP North Coast Limited?). It was a 4 duplex single room-4 roomette-4 double bedroom car rebuilt in 1967 with a buffet under the dome. The dome seats were rebuilt as lounge seating. It looks like an ex-Southern sleeper back of the dome (the Southern Crescent was taken over by Amtrak a month or two before). This was probably the transcontinental sleeper (NY-LA).
Date: 3/10/1979 Location: Houston, TX   Map Show Houston on a rail map Views: 562 Collection Of:   Gary Morris
Locomotives: AMTK 528(SDP40F)   Rolling Stock: AMTK 9225 (Passenger Car) Author:  Gary Morris
Lone Star and Sunset Ltd
Picture Categories: Night,Station,Passenger This picture is part of album:  Amtrak
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