Saturday, February 20, 2010

Railfan trip to Nevada and Utah, 2/10 - 5

Hi, This is the last installment for the trip. Dale wanted to photograph the Salt Lake Garfield & Western. We learned from a phone call the day before that they would go to work at 8:00 AM so we headed over to their yard and engine house first thing. They told us they would be working at an industrial park just west of the airport, about 3 miles away. We drove over there and waited about 1/2 hour. When the train did not show up we headed back to their yard to see if they were working along the way. No luck so we drove back to our original location. After about another 20 minutes or so the train came out of the industrial park and under I-80, returning to their yard.

We chased the train to a grade crossing just outside their yard where we photographed a westbound UP train,

followed by the Salt Lake Garfield & Western train.

Our final stop was the Front Runner Station at Woods Cross, UT, just north of Salt Lake City.

Front Runner has its own track between Salt Lake City and Ogden, running along the east side of the UP.

The Front Runner seems to be a single track with passing sidings line. The passing sidings appear to be at the stations.

Having accomplished what we wanted to at Woods Cross, and not having enough time to move to another location, we had a late lunch, turned in the car, and went to the airport. Delta Airlines provided a smooth ride home to Dulles. Truly a memorable trip.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures! -Jeremy