September 23rd, 2015

Trains, Wonderful Trains

Rail Rush Hour in Fernley

There appears to be a maintenance project working its way across Union Pacific's Nevada Subdivision from Sparks to Winnemucca. Lisa and I have seen a train full of replacement ties going by dropping off new ties for installation. Trains have been going relatively slowly through the area, presumably due to temporary speed restrictions on newly-serviced track sections. This afternoon it was especially busy.

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After Amtrak and "Big BN" left, the "Little BN" Local had room to come out from the "R-Max" industrial lead at the east end of Fernley and come back to the little two-track yard across from the house to do some more of their work before they could head home to Sparks.