Construction Gallery - Las Vegas,
February 5, 2003 MRV photographs courtesy of Supertrak, Inc.
Hilton overview photographs courtesy of Kevin.
Suntrak's brand new Maintenance Recovery Vehicle arrived at the Las Vegas Monorail OMSF on February 5, 2003.
Shortly after its long truck ride from Punta Gorda, Florida, the MRV is prepped for a crane ride.
On the beam, ready for many years of service!
Not the prettiest of monorail vehicles, but it will do a beautiful job.
In a view from the Sahara Resort, the MRV can be seen right outside the OMSF. Our thanks to Dave Sampson of Supertrak for the MRV images.
As long as we're looking from hotel towers, let's move over to the Las Vegas Hilton and peak out one of its upper windows. Here's a nice shot looking down on the Las Vegas Hilton Station. Beyond the station the beamways head for the Sahara.
Panning to the left we see the guideway headed south from Las Vegas Hilton Station. The large white building at the top left corner is one of the Las Vegas Convention Center buildings.
With the aid of a zoom lens, here's a look at the unique crossover switch platform at the Hilton. During the Phase II expansion, a dual rail spur line will connect here. The spur line beams will run toward the upper right and cross over Paradise Road for a run to the Riviera Hotel.
Previous Las Vegas construction pictures:
January 21, 2003
November 16 , 2002
November 12, 2002
August 5, 2002
July 10-12, 2002
June 27, 2002
June 7-18, 2002.
Late May 2002.
April May, 2002, tall columns.
May 3, 2002, beam manufacturing continues.
March 26, 2002, first dual-guideway beams up.
March 22-24, 2002, first look at t-supports.
January 16-17, 2002, first beam lifted into place.
January 2-3, 2002, columns and rebar.
December 2001 beam yard images.
October 2001 first pylons and track.
August 2001 ground breaking images
photographs copyright the Monorail Society
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