The Sunset Limited (5)

The Sunset Limited (5) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 16

A disagreement:

The Sunset Limited (5) starts with a disagreement. A lady has been verbally abusing some passengers. They’ve complained and the conductor has arrived to ask the lady to be quiet and return to her seat.

She resents this and is extremely, and unpleasantly, rude to the conductor. When she refuses to return to her seat he tells her that she’ll be leaving the train when we reach Alpine.

In the end the Police took her off the train at Alpine.

Sedate progress:

They’re taking lunch reservations as we travel from Sanderson to Alpine. We seem to be ‘drifting’ through the desert. The scenery is still awesome and, of course, we pass yet more scrap.

We’re running over 3 hours late:

The schedule says that we should leave Alpine at 10.38 a.m., the reality is that lunch is well in progress. The conductor tells us about the rest of the stops on the route. He asks that everyone sits in their allocated seats because we’re running late so that they can be woken for their stop.

The time on the train goes back one hour to ‘Mountain time’ when we leave Alpine. It will go back another hour to Pacific time before we arrive in Los Angeles.

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Next up:

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this podcast. If so, please join me in two weeks time for the next episode where the journey continues on the Sunset Limited  along the southern border of the United States towards Los Angeles.


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Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.