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#1 KmH

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

Have they built a new facility to accept LA trash transported by rail into the California desert?

Mesquite Regional Landfill LA County Sanitation District

 

Or is it a new rail yard for the nearby Western Mesquite Mine?

 

Unfortunately the SL/TE goes by there in the dead of night.

 

https://www.google.c...m/data=!3m1!1e3


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

At first I though that might be Eagle Mountain...

https://en.wikipedia...ain,_California

 

Then realized that is a different location...

http://www.mrlf.org/

 

Eagle mountain was being eyeballed for use as a landfill but I think those plans were scrapped.


Edited by FrensicPic, 28 January 2017 - 01:04 PM.

John...

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:30 PM

Then realized that is a different location...
http://www.mrlf.org/

That pretty much confirms the rail spur & yard is for the transport of trash by rail to the landfill.

U. S. Congress - underground trolley system (1963) • Disneyland train (1968 and various other dates) • Old Tucson steam train (1969)

Amtrak: California Zephyr - Coast Starlight 

. . . . . . .Total Amtrak miles - 11,390

• 4993 miles booked May '17 - Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Illinois Zephyr.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:44 AM

Very interesting and comprehensive explanation of how things will work.  I was impressed that the facility in Imperial County can receive up to 5 trains a day; lots of potential business of the Union Pacific RR.






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