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Railroads:

Union Pacific Railroad

Railroad History in the Mojave Preserve
A more moderately graded route was located in 1868 by General William J. Palmer, working for the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division. [40] That railroad ...

The Salt Lake Route
The first concrete evidence of Union Pacific intentions consisted of the Union Pacific interests pushing construction of a subsidiary Utah Southern southwest from ...

Railroads in the Mojave Desert
Dunscomb, Guy L. A Century of Southern Pacific Locomotives, 1862-1962. Modesto: published ... Hemphill, Mark W. Union Pacific Salt Lake Route. Erin [ Ontario ...

Desert Links
... History – Railroad and History of Trains · “Trains” Timeline: a 75-year journey · Transcontinental Railroad, a Brief History · Union Pacific History and Photos.

Kelso Depot
Kelso Depot seems like a quiet anomaly in the middle of the desert—but for the Union Pacific Railroad, it was a thriving necessity. Since its inception in 1862, the ...

Romantic Heritage of the Mojave River Valley
Strategically located on Highway 66 and served by the Santa Fe and Union Pacific, it is obvious that Daggett is enjoying a surging rebirth, all the more ...

James Beckwourth
Travelling to the Colorado Territory he became a scout for the Union Army and later ... It is also the route that the Union Pacific Railroad (former Western Pacific ...

Boron and Copper Discoveries
Immediately Smith's Pacific Coast Borax Company bought up the property. In 1905 the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (later the Union Pacific) was ...

Kelso, CA - Mojave Preserve
Kelso was a base of operations for the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (now part of the Union Pacific). Here, trains were watered and "helper" locomotives ...

Romantic Heritage of the Mojave River Valley
Around 1922, the Salt Lake line was bought by the Union Pacific, which established its main division point in the Mojave River Valley at Yermo. A new form of ...

Nipton, California
The name was changed to Nipton when the SP, LA & SL merged with the Union Pacific about 1910. For many years the depot served mainly as a cattle-loading ...

Desert Mining History - San Bernardino County
A new era of opportunity was ushered in with the January, 1905 completion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, (now the Union Pacific).

Historic Roads & Highways
Arrowhead Trail. (US 91 -- Interstate 15 Freeway) Early roads from Los Angeles to Las Vegas did not follow the Union Pacific through .

Introduction to Railroads in the Mojave Desert
The railroad is still with us today and construction by the Union Pacific of a second main train across Mojave National Preserve is a measure of just how much it ...

Kelso Depot
Writing of the need for a new station in Yermo, California, in a location only slightly less remote than Kelso, Carl R. Gray, President of the Union Pacific notified ...

Daggett Garage, Route 66, Daggett, California
That rusty sheet metal-built building located close by to the Stone Hotel and the Daggett Market, between Santa Fe Street and the Union Pacific railroad tracks, ...

Kelso Ghost town - Mojave National Preserve - California Mojave ...
Later the line was sold to the Union Pacific Railroad, which built a Spanish-style depot in 1924. The site once contained a roundhouse and other maintenance ...

Hesperia Ca
Photo Tour of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mojave River Forks, Apple Valley, ... Union Pacific Railroad Western Pacific Railroad Ludlow, CA Kingman, ...

The Road Builders: A History of the Victor Valley - Mojave Desert ...
All of the above have been abandoned or merged with either Santa Fe or Union Pacific. For the next 35 years, nearly everything that wasn't carried in a wagon ...

Romantic Heritage of the Mojave River Valley
Its strategic location can be likened to the hub of a wheel, the spokes radiating out representing the Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroad lines and that US ...

Kelso Depot
Visitors, Union Pacific employees, and Kelso residents gained access through the lobby to the depot's lunch room, or beanery, basement recreation rooms, ...

Cronise Basin
In 1940 the Union Pacific Railroad built a levy to direct floodwaters into Cronise Lake but it overflowed them formed little Cronise Lake. The two lakes are also ...

Kelso Depot
The Union Pacific station agent did this and was paid by commission for his work. 50 Railway Express shipments were typically unloaded onto the baggage carts ...

Kelso Depot - California Mojave Desert
The Union Pacific Railroad built this Spanish-style depot in 1924. One of only two depots built in this style still in existence, the two story building had overnight ...

Mojave National Preserve
The old Union Pacific train depot at Kelso serves as a wonderful reminder the railroading hey-days of the 1920s. The collection of buildings at Soda Springs, ...

Timeline of History of the Mojave Desert
1906 Salt Lake City–Los Angeles railroad built through the desert (later became Union Pacific Railroad) 1916 Federal Aid Road Act leads to development of ...

Zion - People
State officials also negotiated with the Union Pacific Railroad to develop rail and automobile links and tourism facilities in southern Utah. By the summer of 1917, ...

Colorado River - Hoover Dam FAQ
... (3) construction of 22.7 miles of standard-gauge railroad from the Union Pacific main line in Las Vegas to Boulder City and an additional 10 miles from Boulder ...

Human Impacts on the Mojave National Preserve Area
The first rail lines through the Mojave Desert were completed in 1906; the Kelso Depot was built in 1924 by the Union Pacific Railroad to serve as a transfer point ...

Cima Ghost Town - Mojave National Preserve - California Mojave ...
Boiler water was needed for the locomotives pulling trains up the 18-mile, 2,000- foot grade to Cima. Later the line was sold to the Union Pacific Railroad, which .

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