In an effort to restore the St. Paul Square area to it's original appearance, Sunset Station underwent a multi-million dollar restoration. In 1999, the depot became the final home of a 1916 freight train engine that ran from San Antonio to Del Rio, Corpus Christi, Houston, and Kerrville until 1956. Engine No. 794 is one of only four Mikado engines remaining in the United States today.
Sunset Station now is used for special events and banquets and is listed on the Register of Historic Places.