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Sunset Limited crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge.

One of a set of slides depicting scenes along the route of the Sunset Limited, 1995.

<i>Sunset Limited</i> crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge.

This film slide, part of a set commissioned by Amtrak Marketing, shows the Sunset Limited crossing the Mississippi River on the Huey P. Long Bridge west of New Orleans. Opened in 1935, the bridge, located in Jefferson Parish, was the first in the region to provide passage for both automobiles and trains. To this day, it remains one of the longest railroad bridges in the United States. In the distance (top center) is New Orleans; the Superdome is easily picked out by its white roof. The bi-level Superliner cars in this image wear the Phase IV livery introduced in 1993.

In 1995, this route ran between Los Angeles and Miami via New Orleans; service east of New Orleans was suspended following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak. From the Ann Owens Collection.