Alpine TX is the hub for visitors to Big Bend National Park and a nice town on its own. As with most cities in the West it started out as a railroad town. We found an old South Orient RR depot as well as a modern Amtrak Depot, a very active Union Pacific freight line and plenty of homage to its rail history.
Historic South Orient Railroad depot
Modern Amtrak depot
UP freight passing thru
Part of a mural in Alpine
Southern Pacific’s Sunset Limited was the passenger train from LA to New Orleans
Romantic mural in Alpine
Beautiful alley on Murphy St
Alpine has many galleries and eclectic shops
Freezing fog the morning we left
Thanks Dianne and Randy, Always appreciate your blog.
Erik from Sydney
Always good to hear from you.