San Antonio station (Texas)
|Location||350 Hoefgen Street|
San Antonio, Texas
|Owned by||VIA Metropolitan Transit|
|Platforms||1 side & 1 island platform|
|Station code||Amtrak code: SAS|
|2019||50,272  4.64%|
Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
|Location||San Antonio, Texas|
|Architect||Daniel J. Patterson|
|Architectural style||Spanish Mission|
|NRHP reference No.||75001955|
|Added to NRHP||May 29, 1975|
San Antonio Station hosts two Amtrak services; the tri-weekly Sunset Limited and the daily Texas Eagle. Four days a week, San Antonio is the southern terminus of the Texas Eagle, which originates in Chicago. Three days a week, the Texas Eagle joins with the Sunset Limited, continuing westbound to Los Angeles.
Amtrak previously used the historic Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) Station, also known as Sunset Station. It was designed by SP's architect Daniel J. Patterson in the Spanish Mission Revival style, and built in 1902 by the SP. The train station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Amtrak moved operations in 1998 to a smaller depot that was built adjacent to the older Sunset Station. Under its owner, VIA Metropolitan Transit, the historic Sunset Station underwent an extensive restoration and now serves as an entertainment complex. The station also neighbors the Alamodome and the Robert Thompson Transit Station.
A preserved 2-8-2 Baldwin "Mikado" Southern Pacific steam locomotive number 794 was donated to the City of San Antonio at the end of its service life in 1956, and placed on static display at nearby Maverick Park for many years before being relocated to the station. Since 2008, it has been under the care of volunteers from the San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum.
- San Antonio, TX – Amtrak
- Profile of San Antonio Station
- Official Sunset Station complex webpage
- Austin Steam Train Association
- Train Web, USA Rail Guide: San Antonio Amtrak Station & Sunset Depot
- San Antonio (SAS) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)