Re: Another Sunset route question
Author: OPRRMS
Date: 06-06-2022 - 10:35

White River Junction Wrote:
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> I'm on the last leg of my ride on Amtrak's Sunset
> Limited. The detectors on the section between
> Lafayette and New Orleans are BNSF detectors. I
> thought this route was UP (former SP) all the way
> from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Can anyone tell
> me the history of this section of the route and
> why it is BNSF now? Many thanks in advance.

Originally T&NO/SP has I previously stated.

BNSF purchased the portion between Avondale and Iowa Jct (east of Lake Charles) and obtained operating rights and access to NEW customers between Iowa Jct and Houston as a condition of the UP/SP merger, and subsequently obtained half ownership with UP between those two points.



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