The UP was very busy in Vegas this day, here an eastbound empty coal train waits at Wann for a westbound.
An eastbound meets the westbound K line stack train at Erie.
After meeting a hot eastbound, a K line intermodal train eases out of Erie and heads into Jean westbound. I was surprised on how busy the UP was on this day.
The 3rd of a three train parade rolls downhill at Jean.
Wife's business trip brought me to Vegas, I was able to knock off one of my "must have" shots. Luck was a lady and brought me this coal train in Jean passing over Las Vegas Blvd.
UP was busy this day through Vegas, my last train of about 8 seen today was this heavy coal train clawing by an abandoned tunnel in Sloan.
A stacker likely bound for LA crests the grade at Erie on what was a busy day on the UP through Vegas.
A train of covered hoppers hustles west after cresting the grade at Erie.
The 742 local is held for three trains before finally getting a clear to head to the yard at Valley. A careful observer can see some snow way up on the mountain top in the distance.
The 3rd train by in about an hour and a half rolls stacks into Wann.
First train of the day rolls through Valley to meet an empty coal train at Wann, the start to the busiest day on the UP I saw during a trip to Vegas. (Business trip for Maryann, trains for me).
A Mark VI hustles past the golf club of the Wyn resort. The Vegas monorail currently runs east of the strip and serves many of big casino resorts along the eastern side of the strip.
UP work train heads west bound to some MOW project somewhere in UP Land.
Another work train hustles out of Vegas westbound. The work trains have helped increase the handful of trains that travel through Vegas each day. View from new Cactus Ave Bridge.
The monorail was the answer to some of the transport needs in Las Vegas. The route is east of the strip (not on it) making it not as user friendly as other transit systems. Expansion is pending.