Sierra Blanca depot and SP train symbol LAHOT

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Sierra Blanca station sign

The Sierra Blanca depot was original between the SP and T&P mainlines.

Sierra Blanca depot and SP train symbol LAHOT

On December 4, 1977 I was returning to Virginia after visiting family in California. I decided to take the southern route and follow the SP east from Colton,�CA to San�Antonio. The sun has just come up as train symbol LAHOT rumbles by the depot with engines 9113, 9170, 9163, and 8716. I usually try to keep my shadow out of the picture, but at this time of the morning there was no way to do that. Just behind the station is the T&P mainline. The Texas & Pacific joined the Southern Pacific here in 1881 to form the second transcontinental rail route. Sierra Blanca is at milepost 737 as measured from Houston. Disk 100