The afternoon heat has started to ease and the light has begun to soften as a westbound manifest led by a UP SD70ACe climbs towards Moapa.
After a poorly dispatched empty coal drag blocked the view for hundreds of onlookers, UP 4014 begins to pull away from its scheduled stop in Moapa, NV.
A friend suggested this might be a good moment to share this photo of UP4141, painted in honor of George HW Bush, leading an eastbound manifest freight through Moapa, NV. This was the only time I ... (more)
It's mid-afternoon as a heavy westbound stack train climbs through the tranquil wilderness a few miles north of Moapa.
After a day of slow traffic due to track maintenance the dam finally bursts and a flurry of intermodal trains are unleashed. As the shadows lengthen to engulf the Moapa Valley another westbound ar... (more)
On the cusp of a beautiful Nevada sunset, Union Pacific rolls manifest freight southwest through the Moapa Valley over the Los Angeles and Salt Lake route.
The LA&SL is known as a very barren line with little online traffic. For the most part this is true, but there are a several spurs around the Las Vegas area that feed the mainline. The longest of ... (more)
Eastbound manifest passing the Reid-Garnder power plant...about 60 miles north of Sin City.
I am jumping from pictures of France to Nevada, because I miss Nevada and western US!
This is the UP SD50 9846 ex UP 5096 ex D&RGW 5502 built August 1984, waiting in a remote siding in ... (more)
Waiting in the hole for two westbounds to approach. This PowerBar waits at Moapa.
After delays due to MOW work, UP 6005 takes the siding at Moapa on it's approach to delivering coal to the Reid Gardner power plant in this late afternoon photo.
At the Reid Gardner power plant in Moapa Nv. With a unpatched SP engine on point and nearing the 1/3 mark, this engineer slowly empties his coal cars while on the circle track around the facility... (more)
Side view of the damage caused by this driver crossing on a curve
This W/B autorack waits at Moapa for the main to clear from a truck/train accident a little over a mile ahead.
SD70M 4173 & 4169