RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 5428 Union Pacific GE ES44AC at Not near anything, Utah by Dick Ebright
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Union Pacific (more..)
GE ES44AC (more..)
Lakeside (more..)
Not near anything, Utah, USA (more..)
March 18, 2016
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UP 5428 (more..)
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Dick Ebright (more..)
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Lakeside, Utah is one ugly place. It is where the Union Pacific Lakeside sub reaches dry land after crossing the Great Salt Lake causeway to the west shore. Not a tree in sight; no permanent population; no buildings, just a large quarry that supplies rip rap for the railroad that is only worked during the day when the RR needs the rock. To the west are salt evaporation ponds, salt flats and then the dreary, flat, Great Salt Lake Desert. Oh, and you have to drive across an active Air Force bombing and gunnery range to get to it. To the east is the lake and the Rambo Fill which takes the track over 18 miles of salt water to Promontory Point. This image of the eastbound UP 5428 is about mile from the lake and is at the west switch of the Lakeside siding. In a couple of minutes this train will be "out at sea". That track leading off to the left goes to the quarry. I think the train symbol is MRVNP, but not sure.
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