The new Cactus Ave overpass just south of Arden opens up a great & safe view of the UP main heading out of Vegas. Here a UP work train heads west.
UP work train rumbles out of Vegas passing local power in Arden yard. This is from the new Cactus Ave overpass.
A UP stack train hustles through the desert landscape near Jean.
Double stacks bound for LA stretch above an Army Reserve complexe in Sloan, just south of Vegas. What deceptively looks like a remote desert outpost is only a short trip to the Strip.
A single DPU helps shove a short manifest (of about 30-40 cars) through Sloan. This was the 2nd train I saw all day in Vegas.
Five motors (and a DPU out of sight) lug about 40 cars or so of this eastbound through Sloan and then into Las Vegas Valley.
A stack train claws towards the top of the hill at Erie on a warm and relatively windy day in the deserts south of Las Vegas.
Right after a Z9, this Q train with a mix of domestic and international containers plus auto racks drifts downgrade.
A hot pig train gets waves from the hot RP Contributor Maryann. What I think is the old 199 now a Z9 symbol whines downgrade the first of three trains in about 30 minutes at 2 PM.
This lashup rounded out our visit to Kingman Canyon. NS & UP EMD's at that.
Another in the Z parade rolls through Kingman Canyon about 10:50 AM right behind the UPS train.
One of BNSF's Z9's rolls through Kingman Canyon around 11:25 AM heading westward. Mostly UPS trailers.
A JP Hunt pig train likely a Z9 something hustles into and through Kingman Canyon.
The first meet of the afternoon was between this Z9 (I think the old 199) and an stack train. We watched this unfold both of us not believing it would be timed just right...it was.
Solid pig trains are uncommon but we were lucky to catch this hotshot winding westbound with JB hunt trailers and a few stacks further in.