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UP Jungo Rd Winnemucca NV (2144)

UP Jungo Rd Winnemucca NV (2144)
Along Jungo road, a graded gravel road that runs west from Winnemucca towards Gerlach.


I had been on the Jungo road for about an hour and, despite that fact that it is parallel to UP tracks, I had not seen or heard a train for the entire time. Soon, though, four trains came through relatively close to each other.

Clint, Rambonp, kiiti, slgwv and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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slgwv
slgwv
This, of course, is the old Western Pacific/Feather River route, now also part of the UP. I find it ironic that this line was the last transcontinental route built and is still in use! So many have been torn up, especially in the northwest.
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
That amazes me too, particularly this one since it's a more indirect route to the west coast ports, though I suspect it is less of a climb than the route through Reno/Truckee.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
IIRC the lower pass into the Feather River drainage was the motivation for the route--not just less of a grade, but less weather too. Of course, the latter is less of an issue these days, because the Donner Pass route is pretty much continuous snow sheds at this point.
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Clint
Clint
One thing I like about Nevada is that the distances are so vast that you can see a train a great distance off, and they look like tiny little things. Nevada is a life-size model train set.
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Clint
You're right, from some angles it does look like a model train set!
2 years ago.