First Trip of Amtrak #1 Under New Schedule
It’s official! Amtrak train #1, the westbound Sunset Limited, is a daytime train now.
Today was its first day to operate under its revised schedule. Its new departure time from Houston is 6:55 PM, much more photo-friendly that its previous 9:50 PM departure.
Here’s what it looked like earlier this evening when it passed by the old Imperial Sugar Mill in Sugar Land at 7:29 PM.
Today being such a momentous day in Amtrak history, I felt obligated to capture this event on video as well. </ Hyperbole >
The eastbound Sunset is a daylight train through the Houston area, beginning tomorrow morning. Its new arrival into Houston is 11:10 AM, a welcome change after 3-4 years of a 4:40 AM Houston arrival.
I plan on catching it tomorrow if work and weather cooperate…