Today’s Sunset Limited at Sunset
As we approach the end of August, the days are becoming shorter. The end of summer isn’t here just yet, but it’s getting close. I won’t miss the oppressive heat, but I will miss my after-dinner ritual of photographing Amtrak’s Sunset Limited as it passes through the my neck of the woods in the early evening.
Since I have plenty of pictures, I decided to videotape today’s Sunset Limited as it passed through Sugar Land. I chose to set up at a slight bend in the track near MP 26.5, just west of Hwy 6. The plan was to get the train coming straight at the camera before passing to my left.
Since all of Sugar Land is a quiet zone, I was concerned about road noise along Hwy 90. But it worked out nicely as no noisy trucks passed by during the shoot, and as a bonus, the crew sounded the whistle as the train approached my location.
If you’d like to view the video in a larger format, you can click here to view the raw footage without any YouTube compression. It will auto-play, but it’s a large file (just over 10mb), so it will take a few seconds to load.