CNN PRODUCER NOTE Jack Freer has been interested in this railroad in a remote part of the eastern Mojave Desert for years and has many photos to prove it. He enjoys the view and likes to watch trains approach from miles away and then disappear into the distance. – hhanks, CNN iReport producer
The Union Pacific Railroad crosses some very remote parts of the Mojave Desert along its route between Las Vegas, Nevada and Barstow, California. Several old depots with names like Nipton, Ivanpah, Cima, and Kelso were built in the early 1900s to serve as maintenance, freight and passenger stations. Passenger services at those old depots have stopped and Kelso is only used as a remote maintenance station.