It seems like most of the trackage between Ludlow and Ash Hill is occupied by intermodal trains as two eastbounds and one westbound can be seen snaking their way across the Mojave Desert.
Coming through! Heading away from the setting sun, a BNSF stack train powers-up as it leaves Ludlow and races towards Ash Hill and points east.
Hustling its westbound Z train through the small desert community of Ludlow, BNSF 5293 gives a few honks to those of us taking photos below as it prepares to negotiate the curves west of town.
BNSF C44-9W 4363 & 4438 with BNSF ES44DC 7764 & C44-9W 4696.
An eastbound BNSF manifest slows to a stop short of the Route 66 crossing at Ludlow. The rear of a westbound stack train rounds the curve in the distance.
BNSF 7864 East, V-SBDTUP4-28A with 64 empty racks headed for Tupelo, Mississippi. But first navigating the curves west of Ludlow, CA.
A brace of three General Electric locomotives, representing three different models, lead an intermodal westbound stretched through the town of Ludlow on BNSF's Needles Subdivision.
BNSF 5141, BNSF 6638, BNSF 5912, & NS 8031 lead an eastbound intermodal train between Ash Hill & Siberia.
BNSF 6988 leads an eastbound stack train between Ash Hill and Siberia.
Skirting along the rugged landscape of the Mojave Desert, a BNSF Z train for Barstow catches the last 60 seconds of light at Ludlow on its way to Los Angeles from the Midwest.
BNSF 7922 and four other GE's lead an eastbound intermodal train through the Mojave desert near Ludlow, CA.
Just a few moments after a calamitous camera drop (which was caused by the excitement of chasing an 'ACe leader' and resulted in a broken lens) a high priority intermodal with an interesting power... (more)
The Mojave Super Bloom 2017 -An eastbound stack train out of the Port of Los Angeles rounds the turn at Ludlow during the Spring super bloom after an extraordinarily wet Winter.
Four Heritage II GEs lead a westbound intermodal train.