Dropping down off Ash Hill, this westbound Z lead by re-painted 7540 nears Ludlow on it's journey to Los Angeles.
BNSF 762, a nice looking Warbonnet GE, leads a Belen, NM to Barstow, CA manifest around the bend at Ludlow, CA in the middle of the Mojave Desert on BNSF's Needles Sub.
An eastbound BNSF auto train rolls through Ludlow on a nice September morning.
Big power leads a good-sized BNSF stack train east across the Mojave Desert on a warm and slightly hazy spring morning.
An interesting variety of BNSF motive power in a range of pre and post-merger paint schemes drag a manifest through the cut on the eastern approach to Ash Hill's summit.
A trio of A1A-trucked motors leads a huge 3+2-powered train of double stacks (with only one container missing) past the appropriately named Sand Hill, just to the west of Ludlow.
An eastbound BNSF intermodal descends Ash Hill via Main 1. This track is usually reserved for westbound traffic climbing Ash Hill due to its shallower gradient in comparison to the more direct Mai... (more)
Not long after sunrise, an intermodal led by four DASH-9's is about to reverse its direction of travel in order to take the more easily graded alignment up Ash Hill's eastern slope.
Wide open spaces - it really isn't easy to convey in words or images the sheer scale of landscapes such as those that exist out in the Mojave Desert. A piggy-back train comprising well over a mile... (more)
A pair of GE's take the direct route up the east side of Ash Hill as a warm desert breeze pushes their exhaust away towards the Bullion Mountains.
BNSF 7577 west leads a long westbound into Ludlow on the Needles Sub as sunset approaches.
BNSF 7587 leads this westbound Q train through Ludlow in the late afternoon.
5 units lead this westbound through Ludlow on the Needles Sub.
Brand new 6509 leads this eastbound across the Needles Sub as it nears Ludlow in the early morning.
An eastbound Santa Fe intermodal train approaches Ludlow, California, on March 8, 1995. A 1966-built SD40 No. 5013 leads the train through a Mojave Desert that has hints of springtime green.