In September of 1936 the Wood River Express train departed from Vogt
Station in Salt Lake City, Utah bound for Red Flats, Nevada on what was
known as the Salt Line. 214 souls were aboard. The train was spotted at
11:34 PM near the border with Nevada disappearing into a particularly
dense fog bank. It was never seen again. No wreckage was found and there
was no trace that the train had ever been there. In 1998 a freight
train traveling along the B & O freight line near where the disused
Salt Line had been overgrown with desert weeds came across a strange
sight. Sitting parallel to the freight line, poised where tracks had
once run, was the pristine length of the Wood River Express.
The baffled crew of the freight train stopped to inspect their unusual
find. Only one person was aboard the train: the conductor. He was a
smiling man who offered no answer or explanation other than his name.
That name was Rick Viscomi.