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Engines 9113, 9170, 9163, and 8716 are running east on train symbol LAHOT at Paisano (milepost 620) on December�4, 1977. At 5,074 feet above sea level, this is the highest point on the Southern Pacific�s Sunset Route between Los Angeles and Houston. Disk 100
Arthur Stilwell had a vision for a line running southwest from Kansas City to the Pacific Ocean and began construction in 1911. The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway of Texas built southwest from Sweetwater in 1907 and reached San Angelo in the 20s. The Santa Fe acquired the Oreint in 1928. The line was completed to Presidio in 1930. The line used trackage rights over the SP between Alpine and Piasano. The route was finally completed to the Pacific Ocean through Copper Canyon in 1961.