A UP manifest waits at Erie to be overtaken by a baretable train.
Leaving Las Vegas! A hot Z train snakes through the curve at Apex. This was one of my lucky wins railfanning Vegas. This train seemed to show regularly in the A.M.
The Apex Local slowly works west toward a small yard to work a rock industry. Nice set of SD40's.
Lady Luck! I was heading up 215 after dropping my wife off to her teaching, heard of an eastbound Z leaving Vegas...just as I was crossing the UP on a bridge, the train showed.
What appears to be a ballast train heads out of Arden as storms pull away in the distance. Just a short time before this shot a rainbow was right in the yard, faded as the train showed.
A westbound Manifest dodges clouds as storms move out of the area at Jean. Storms fired up in the mountains crossed the deserts producing hail and lightning earlier.
One of UP's newer GE's could use a bath as it leads the Roper train (WCRO) over the top of the hill at Erie, an altitude of about 3,100 ft.
Coal loads roll downhill at Jean under spectacular blue skies. Sky did not stay blue for long as showers and storms developed later in the day.
What appears to be a brand new ES44AH helps guide a UP coal train downgrade at Jean.
Mountain storms build as a DPU helps push a loaded coal train through Sloan.
A coal train swings over Las Vegas Blvd near Jean as some clouds boil over the distant mountains. The bridge undated is retro looking allows the UP over the highway.
A coal train slides through the cut at Sloan heading westward.
It was unusually stormy round Vegas, here thundersnow / storms rumble over the mountains north of the valley, while a manifest works Arden Yard. The DPU on the end waiting.
A westbound that struck a van at a crossing a ways back, forced other westbounds to track 2. Here an older GE leads a stack train as the heavy snow eases a bit in downtown Flagstaff.
Snow coming down so hard it's almost a white out, even the NWS did not expect this. Meanwhile, the BNSF carries on with another eastbound of about 14 trains in two hours.