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#41 ehbowen

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:59 AM

 

 

Can someone remind me: Did the Sunset East follow the Silvers' route south of Jacksonville (serving Miami, Hollywood, etc), or did it just cut straight across to Jacksonville and that was it? Thanks.

 

Originally it served Miami but later on it was truncated to Orlando.
 

First (1993): http://timetables.or...0502n&item=0030

 

Last (2005): http://timetables.or...50425&item=0099

 

Thanks a lot. So initially the train went all the way to Miami (via Jacksonville), following the exact same route JAX-MIA as the Silvers. Later on they changed it so that it just terminated in JAX.

 

 

No, it went to Orlando. Jacksonville had/has no facilities for turning, servicing, maintaining, and restocking a train. Miami does. So does Sanford (Auto Train), which can be reached by a relatively short backup move from the Orlando station. So the Sunset Limited, after the truncation, terminated in Orlando and then was taken to/from Sanford for cleaning and servicing.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:01 AM

 

 

 

Can someone remind me: Did the Sunset East follow the Silvers' route south of Jacksonville (serving Miami, Hollywood, etc), or did it just cut straight across to Jacksonville and that was it? Thanks.

 

Originally it served Miami but later on it was truncated to Orlando.
 

First (1993): http://timetables.or...0502n&item=0030

 

Last (2005): http://timetables.or...50425&item=0099

 

Thanks a lot. So initially the train went all the way to Miami (via Jacksonville), following the exact same route JAX-MIA as the Silvers. Later on they changed it so that it just terminated in JAX.

 

 

No, it went to Orlando. Jacksonville had/has no facilities for turning, servicing, maintaining, and restocking a train. Miami does. So does Sanford (Auto Train), which can be reached by a relatively short backup move from the Orlando station. So the Sunset Limited, after the truncation, terminated in Orlando and then was taken to/from Sanford for cleaning and servicing.

 

Sorry. That's what I meant.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:27 AM

No, it went to Orlando. Jacksonville had/has no facilities for turning, servicing, maintaining, and restocking a train. Miami does. So does Sanford (Auto Train), which can be reached by a relatively short backup move from the Orlando station. So the Sunset Limited, after the truncation, terminated in Orlando and then was taken to/from Sanford for cleaning and servicing.

Minor nit. A "long distance" day train - the Palmetto (NYP-JAX) - for a period did terminate at JAX and was turned there, sort of like it does in SAV now. However, it is true that an overnight LD train would be hard to turn at JAX on a regular basis.






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