Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 3 - Las Vegas to Ely, Nevada

We slept in a bit, and were ready to go by 11:00 AM. We met Jeff at a gas station along the way to say goodby, then drove north-east on I-15 to the intersection with highway 93 where we would turn north toward Ely. We passed a train on I-15 and caught him here at the junction.

The train had several of the ARMN reefers in the consist.

A GE pulling and an EMD pushing. It's quite a climb out of the basin that Las Vegas lives in.

When we got to Caliente, we found a string of lokies playing with a short work train. This SD70ACe was the cleanest of the six units.

There is a very nice depot here, now used by the city as a museum. My 1948 railroad atlas tells me this is the Union Pacific line from Barstow, California through Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, Utah.

We took the long way to Ely, and enjoyed the beauty of the western desert scenery.

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