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Amtrak Sunset Limited
Trip Highlights - Train #1 & Train #2
From Amtrak's 1996 Travel Planner
http://www.trainweb.com/routes/route_01/tp_1.htm

Photographs, travelogues, accommodations, and other information about train travel on this Amtrak route.

Scenic Highlights:

  • Sun-drenched orange groves of south Florida
  • Mobile's restored Fort Conde
  • Biloxi's colorful shrimp fleet
  • Bay St. Louis and glimpses of the beautiful Gulf Coast
  • New Orleans' Superdome
  • The four-mile bridge over the Mississippi
  • Bayou country, where you might spot an alligator
  • Houston's skyline
  • The High Bridge over the Pecos River
  • Paisano Pass through the Del Norte Mountains
  • New Mexico's Cochise Mountain
  • The mirages of Wilcox Palaya, Arizona
  • Saguaro cacti in Picacho Peak State Park
  • Imperial Valley
  • The Los Angeles skyline

No other trip shows you the incredible scenic panorama you'll witness from the windows of the Sunset Limited.

The cities and sights along the way read like a vacationer's dream: Miami, Orlando, the Gulf Coast beaches of Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, a towering bridge across the Mississippi, the cypress swamps of bayou country.

In Texas alone, your itinerary includes Houston, San Antonio, the high country of the Del Norte Mountains -- a good base for side trips to Carlsbad Caverns and Las Cruces, New Mexico, where pronghorn antelope, mule deer and long-eared jackrabbits abound in the storied valley of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.

Then you're into New Mexico and Arizona, and visions of distant mountains and extinct volcanos, of ancient Native American settlements and fabulous rock formations, of brilliant skies and perhaps the most beautiful sunset you'll ever see, and finally to California and the city of Los Angeles.

It's a journey you'll never forget, a fabulous 3,000-mile odyssey across eight states. And around almost every turn is another vacation waiting for you to arrive.


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