More Railroading Views from Sanderson, Texas

Sanderson, in Terrell County, on the historic Sunset Limited line, has Southern Pacific buildings dating back to 1883, when the depot was built. It was recently named one of the 10 most endangered railroad depots in the United States. About a dozen other vintage SP buildings are scattered around town. Some are pictured here. Sanderson was a crew-change point for more than 100 years.

Amtrak's Sunset Limited will stop on request at Sanderson, and the stretch between Del Rio and Sanderson takes you past Judge Roy Bean's saloon at Langtry, over the famed Pecos High Bridge and through the ruggedly picturesque canyon country favored by train robbers like Black Jack Ketchum. To learn more about Sanderson, visit

Water Manager's office

Converted boxcar house

Grave of the last train robbers in Texas

Killed March 13, 1912, and buried in Sanderson's city cemetery

This is one of my houses in Sanderson. We have reason to believe it might have started life as an SP building, but this hasn't been confirmed. It was moved to its present location in the 1960s from a lot by the SP tracks.

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