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Union Pacific's Lyndyll Subdivision
Salt Lake City, UT to Milford, UT
Updated:   02/18/2005

Introduction

        The Lyndyll Sub is one of the most unheralded subdivisions in the western US. As part 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 he high sun summer months (early in the morning that is)
 


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

43 2-1-2004

Lyndyll Sub Maps

2-4-2003

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

18

1-9-2005

NA

 

Jericho Segment (Faust, UT to Strong, UT)

07

11-23-2003

NA

 

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

18

1-9-2005

NA

 

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; @ Slat Lake, 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)

 


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

Newest Additions To This Subdivision

01/09/05

UP 4195  Clear Lake, UTUP 4140  SLC, UT

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