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tracks near airport in vegas
Posted by rambo1 on Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:06 AM

very close to the main airport in vegas crossing las vegas blvd. was a single track. Doe's anyone know what uses that track? rambo1...

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Posted by rambo1 on Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:17 AM

tracks are near E sunset RD.

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Posted by BNSF_GP60M on Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:20 PM

Its Union Pacific's Boulder Branch.

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Posted by MikeF90 on Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:40 PM

That would be the UP BMI Branch still operated by them. BMI stands for the Basic Magnesium, Inc. plant located in Henderson.

East of BMI, the Nevada Southern Railroad operates excursion trains out of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.

The branch was originally built to support the construction of Hoover Dam.

Links to my Google Maps ---> Sunset Route overview, SoCal metro, Yuma sub, Gila sub, SR east of Tucson, BNSF Northern Transcon and Southern Transcon

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Posted by desertdog on Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:24 PM

MikeF90

That would be the UP BMI Branch still operated by them. BMI stands for the Basic Magnesium, Inc. plant located in Henderson.

East of BMI, the Nevada Southern Railroad operates excursion trains out of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.

The branch was originally built to support the construction of Hoover Dam.

 

The BMI branch is truncated at the U.S. 95 crossing on the north edge of Boulder City, leaving the Nevada Southern equipment isolated at the end of the line.

John Timm

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