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Photo ID: 712542

After its day layover in Las Vegas, the Big Boy is full steam ahead into California. Many gathered in Nipton, CA to see it go by, tripling the usual population size here. This was the one and only... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-8-4
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2019


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By: Nathaniel Holguin

Added: Oct 10, 2019

Views: 1,504
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 699618

UP's ICIG1 intermodal train runs through layers of shadow and light on its eastbound run through the Mojave Desert. I was convinced that the train would pass this composition while the shadows wer... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2566
Train ID: ICIG1
Photo Date: June 08, 2019


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By: Ken Kuehne

Added: Jun 09, 2019

Views: 1,991
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 603506

Have you ever woken up at 3 in the morning and been unable to get back to sleep? I have, and during the longer days of the year, I'll sometimes use that as an excuse to head down to Cima Hill to s... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8332
Train ID: KLBG3
Photo Date: May 10, 2014


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By: Ken Kuehne

Added: Jan 18, 2017

Views: 2,290
Comments: 4

Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 479822

An unscheduled stop in Nipton for a crew change provided the brief opportunity for a clutter-free shot of the Big Boy.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-8-4
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4014
Train ID: PYRLV 29
Photo Date: April 29, 2014


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By: Ryan Schmelzer

Added: Apr 30, 2014

Views: 10,838
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 479795

Big Boy 4014 climbs into Nipton for a crew change and service as it makes its way home to Cheyenne.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4014
Train ID: PYRLV 29
Photo Date: April 29, 2014


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By: Ryan Schmelzer

Added: Apr 30, 2014

Views: 3,977
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 461861

The eastbound Roper manifest charges across the California desert for Nevada as it passes through Nipton and the small, but comfy, Nipton Hotel which is 20 feet from the railroad tracks.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8600
Train ID: MWCRO 08
Photo Date: November 09, 2013


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Dec 11, 2013

Views: 1,997
Comments: 2

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Photo ID: 395492

Ah, Nipton. This "town" in the middle of the fabled Los Angeles and Salt Lake boasts not only top-notch accommodations in the form of the Nipton Hotel, but a convenience store and a charming littl... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4554
Train ID: ILXDVX-11
Photo Date: April, 2012


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By: louis capwell

Added: Apr 18, 2012

Views: 2,382
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 269671

With the sun slowly setting this west bound ballast train takes the intermediate signals for Moore on it's way up Cima hill with 3000 more feet to climb the train slows from it's 55 mph down below... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9652
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2009


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By: Ken Carr - Vegas Rails

Added: Feb 01, 2009

Views: 3,159
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 212730

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5112
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 02, 2005


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 20, 2007

Views: 2,805
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Favorited: 0
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Photo ID: 183697

Wide open spaces! What amazes me is how I watched this train from miles and miles away...

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: up 2421
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 30, 2007


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By: Matt Heeren

Added: Apr 14, 2007

Views: 2,509
Comments: 2

Favorited: 0


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Photo ID: 132444

Nice evening light over the Mojave desert on a hot August day

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5445
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 2005


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 01, 2006

Views: 5,694
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Favorited: 1
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Photo ID: 41154

UP 4189 an Eastbound stack approaches Nipton at track speed 70 MPH. In the background are the New York mountains. Rebel TI, 70-300 MM lenses,200 ASA Kodak

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4189
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 29, 2003


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By: Ken Carr

Added: Dec 02, 2003

Views: 2,131
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Favorited: 0
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Photo ID: 20473

UP 4068 an East bound Car carrier coming down the hill from Ivanpah approaches Nipton California at Max speed 70 mph

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4068
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 27, 2003


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By: Ken Carr

Added: Jul 06, 2003

Views: 1,606
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Favorited: 0
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Photo ID: 18626

West bound coal train

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD90MAC
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8173
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 2003


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By: Ken Carr

Added: Jun 18, 2003

Views: 2,241
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Favorited: 1
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Photo ID: 17768

UP 4208 a short Eastbound stack waits on the main line at Nipton during track repairs May 10, 2003

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nipton, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4208
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2003


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By: Ken Carr

Added: Jun 10, 2003

Views: 2,170
Comments: 1

Favorited: 0
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