UP 6916 is rolling the VAN towards southern California at Sloan, around 10 miles south of Las Vegas. The VAN was UP's premium TOFC train in this lane. Even the birds get out of the way of this guy... (more)
Gondolas Through the Desert: Just south of Las Vegas, Nevada, two SD70ACe locomotives bring a train of empty gondola cars across the Mojave Desert.
This eastbound manifest is slowly moving around Sloan mountain. Used for many decades for local aggregate construction.
Westbound local, passing through the "moonscape" area of Sloan, just a few miles south of Sin City.
Special movement of high/wide windmill parts seen here heading eastbound through Sloan, passing the former right of way from the 1940's.
Caught this empty eastbound coal train at Sloan.
Westbound passing Sloan Mountain, used for local aggregate for many years.
westbound stack train approaching the old tunnel at mp 316
Westbound stacker rounding the curve at Sloan.
This is an eastbound stacker passing the former right of way and tunnel along the old LA&SL.
Another very lengthy double stacker in excess of 10,000' passes my location on its way to Southern California
This is a eastbound priority intermodal train, terminating in Denver Colorado.
Westbound stacker, heading for Southern California, lead by UP/WP heritage unit 1983, followed by SLC Olympic unit 2002
Eastbound empties returning to Utah for another load
Once again, a trio of UP Heritage units grace the former LA&SL line through Vegas. Total cars, 171 , Tonnage 10,298, Length..12,318 ft.