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Coffee Tracks - Mustang Exit off I80

Our “Pack of Rats” gathered Saturday morning by the Chevron station at the Mustang exit off of Interstate 80. This area was chosen so that we could take a look at how things have changed in this area since the railroad was put in circa 1868. In a wonderful book, The Central Pacific Railroad Acro…

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Coffee Tracks - Mogul, NV

If you arrived early to Coffee Tracks, you got a great view of an East bound Union Pacific manifest train! One of our early RATS even caught a man down the hill beside track 2 changing his clothes. Sorry, no picture of this trespasser! You truly never know what you will come across by the tracks.

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Coffee Tracks - West End of the UP Sparks Yard

Little did we know of the excitement that would occur during our Coffee Tracks time at the Union Pacific Sparks Yard! As the "pack" of RATS began to gather, the scanner alerted us to an event taking place in the yard by one of the tracks. A  railroad worker discovered a residential propane tank with…

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Unusual Cargo Transported By Train

Have you ever been out by the tracks and thought to yourself, "Wow, I never knew they transported that by train?"

Below are a few examples of unusual cargo that has been shipped by train.

Airline Parts

The Boeing company regularly ships parts of planes by rail between the manufacturing plan…

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Coffee Tracks - Waltham Way, Storey County, NV


The Starbucks coffee had arrived, our orange safety warning signs had been setup and we were ready to go checkout the crossing at Waltham Way - only to have to wait for an East bound train to travel thru the crossing. (No disappointment for any of us!) As we have been trained to do, we got…

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