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UPRR's Lyndyll Sub Map and Railfan Info
UPRR's Lyndyll Sub Map and Railfan Info
Created: 2-4-2004
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Lyndyll Subdivision Table of Contents: (White background is your current page)

Picture Pages

Total # of Pictures

Last Update:

Maps & Railfan Info

Last Update:

Lyndyll Sub Main Page

41

2-1-2004

Lyndyll Sub Maps

2-4-2004

Salt Lake Segment (Salt Lake City, UT to St John, UT)

17

2-1-2004

NA

 

Jericho Segment (Faust, UT to Strong, UT)

07

11-27-2003

NA

 

Clear Lake Segment (Delta, UT to Milford, UT)

17

11-27-2003

NA

 

Road Map

Elevation Data taken from Delorme's Topo Map 3.0

Click here for a high resolution topo map of the Lyndyll Sub, 718 x 1406 253K


Lyndyll Sub Superlatives

 

West end: Milford, UT - MP 576.7; East end: Salt Lake City, UT  MP  782.9; Total route miles: 206.2;  CTC, Single track with sidings
Max track speed: 79 mph
Major stations (locations): Milford, Delta, Lyndyll, Smelter, Salt Lake City
Crew Change Points: Milford, Salt Lake City
Yards: Milford, Lyndyll, Smelter, SLC
Junctions @ Lyndyll, Sharp Sub (UPRR) MP 664.2; @ Smelter, Shafter Sub (UPRR) MP 766.4;

@ Buena Vista, SLGW  MP 778; @ Salt Lake City, Provo Sub (UPRR) MP 782.5
Highest point: 6102' @ Boulter ~ Lowest Point: 4218' @ Garfield

Radio Frequencies: AAR 42  160.740 DS-08 Orange St to Milford
AAR 38  160.680 North Yard Yardmaster  North Yard to Orange St
AAR 23  160.455 DS-78  Grant Tower Interlock
Train Frequency: 25-30 daily;  Train Types: Coal, Auto, Intermodal, Cement, Manifest
Amtrak: Salt Lake City - California Zephyr #5 (west) 11:47am; #6 (east) 3:35am (Travels via the Lyndyll Sub to/from the Shafter sub at MP 766.4)

Subdivision Overview

        The Lyndyll Sub is one of the most unheralded subdivisions in the western US. As a subdivision of the UPís LA&SL line, it is part of a vital link between southern California and the eastern US. Trains traveling through the central portions of Utah are met with wide flat plateaus and high desert scenery. This wonderful backdrop in which to watch the action remains largely unexplored, at least as far as what is available online is concerned.

        With favorable access to the line, much of it running beside well paved roads, this sub provides the railfan a choice of beautiful scenery and rustic old Americana as it passes through the sparsely populated towns of Utah's farming belt. The north / south orientation of the line favors the westbound trains more, but locations are available to get a good eastbound shot or two as well, especially in the high sun summer months (early in the morning that is)

        Access: As mentioned above, much of the sub lies beside or near paved routes that traverse the center of the state. From Milford north to just south of Delta the line is never more than a few hundred yards away.  While the areas are not that heavily traveled they are good roads and have nice wide shoulders to work off of. North of Delta the tracks meander a bit more and appear less frequently than in the southern reaches. Some nice shots can be had by doing a little off roading. Even with the tracks away from the road a bit, they are never more than 4 miles away from pavement and are always within reach of the dirt roads criss-crossing the landscape.

        Lodging:  This is a bit limited for much of the sub. Milford has very little, as does Delta, though Delta does have a Best Western in it, the only national chain I could find., not in Salt Lake or Tooele. Once north toward Tooele and Salt Lake, you'll find more of what most railfans are looking for.

        Food and supplies:  There are several locations along the route to find gas and a snack. Between Milford and Salt Lake, the only stops with any kind of national fast food would be in Delta - a McDs. Tooele has most everything. Gas can be found in Milford, Delta, Lyndyll, Tooele, and Salt Lake City.

 

        Seasons:  Mild summers and cold winters are to be expected. Generally pleasant weather from Late March through early September. You shouldn't see any really hot weather either, though it can (and probably will) top the century mark at least a bit during the summer, especially along the southern reaches of the sub. For more specific info on the Lyndyll Sub, see the linked weather sites here.

 

For additional advice and information on railfanning in the Desert Southwest, follow this link: Desert Southwest Railfan Guide

 


Timetable Info

Lyndyll Subdivision, RR East to RR West
Stations (all in Utah)
Mile Post
Speed Limit
Sidings
Salt Lake City
782.9
10
Yard
East Grant Tower
782.7
10
Yard
Grant Tower
782.5
10
Yard
Orange Street
780.5
50
2 Main
Buena Vista
779.1
79
2 Main
Garfield
768.8
79
2 Main
West Garfield
767.7
79
2 Main
Smelter
766.4
79
2 Main
Lake Point
765.2 / 763.9
60
6012'
Erda
756.9 / 755.6
45
5985'
*Detector*
751.0
45
 
Warner
748.4 / 746.4
45
9722'
Stockton
743.8 / 742.5
40
6410'
St John
736.9 / 735.6
60
6009'
*Detector*
729.7
60
 
Faust
723.9 / 722.1
60
8805'
Pehrson
717.7 / 716.4
60
6013'
Lofgreen
711.3 / 709.9
45
6717'
Boulter
705.7 / 703.9
60
8855'
*Detector*
703.3
60
 
Tintic
698.7 / 697.4
60
5964'
McIntyre
692.6 / 691.3
60
6036'
Jericho
686.1 / 684.1
45
9709'
*Detector*
682.2
45
 
Champlin
676.2 / 674.8
70
6797'
Lyndyll
667.5 / 665.7
70
8804'
*Detector*
663.0
70
 
Strong
659.0 / 657.7
70
5989'
Delta
650.9 / 649.6
70
N 6069' / S 9023'
*Detector*
644.0
70
 
Van
640.4 / 639.2
70
5997'
Clear Lake
631.9 / 630.7
70
5990'
*Detector*
623.4
70
 
Bloom
617.9 / 616.7
70
5989'
Cruz
610.9 / 609.1
70
8862'
*Detector*
604.6
70
 
Black Rock
600.2 / 598.9
70
6022'
Read
590.6 / 589.3
70
5996'
Murdock
585.4 / 584.1
70
5995'
*Detector*
583.5
70
 
East Milford
579.0
70
2 Main
Milford
576.7
55
2 Main

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