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.