It’s good news trapped inside an awful AP story. The useful part is this.
Mayor Rick Kaysen, the economic development group Cheyenne LEADS and the Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors Bureau all have written letters urging Amtrak to restore the route.
There is also a line insinuating that the train was discontinued because it lost $20 million. It makes you wonder where they get this stuff.
Rather than starting an all-out shooting war over which train loses more than another, let us agree that railroad accounting practices have been a mess, and weighted against passenger trains, for a long time. The Pioneer carried significant loads out of Salt Lake City and Boise. Cheyenne was served by a station outside town on the U. P. mainline. It seemed to put on its share of passengers as well.
If it is true that the Sunset is going daily (which is by no means official) it would make this route improvement less likely.