A stack train that had been "trapped" for hours by work curfews finally leaves Las Vegas. Today has been a busy day for trains as curfews kept traffic going in bunches with 10 trains.
A DPU brings up the rear of a manifest arriving at Arden in Las Vegas. Arden's Cactus Rd Overpass is a great and safe place to stake out the UP in the hit or miss train environment of Vegas.
A set of SD70M's on the Arden local work the yard while a way freight makes a set out and a pick up.
A power set is resting quietly in Union Pacific's Arden Yard.
A crew is working on building their train in Union Pacific's Arden Yard with the city skyline in the background.
Blue Ridge Southern's W44 makes a rare daylight run on the former Southern "W" Line in western North Carolina. The signals, now off and turned sideways are a reminder of the once import... (more)
A Union Pacific general merchandise train holding at Arden waiting to head Eastbound through downtown Las Vegas.
The I-SCOP with 8400 feet after working Valley and a crew change charges out of Vegas through Arden.
What was described as a monster train, 8400 ft of intermodal making up the I-SCOP, storms upgrade out of Arden.
A nice set of 40's works Arden yard this morning. The new Cactus Ave bridge is an excellent place to watch the the action, a nice safe sidewalk, friendly locals and great views of the UP.
What appears to be a ballast train heads out of Arden as storms pull away in the distance. Just a short time before this shot a rainbow was right in the yard, faded as the train showed.
It was unusually stormy round Vegas, here thundersnow / storms rumble over the mountains north of the valley, while a manifest works Arden Yard. The DPU on the end waiting.
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.