BNSF 8047 leads an eastbound stack train between Needles California & Topock Arizona.
NEEDLES CA Sept 8 1983 -- Santa Fe GP40X 3802 and GP50 3836 are ready for work. The EMD GP40Xs were the testbed for the manufacture of the GP50 line.
A three pack of new GE ET44C4's arrives at Needles leading a SALTSCO. The train would be tied down here for the remainder of the afternoon awaiting a rested crew for the trip west to barstow.
BNSF 6735 is the DPU on an eastbound stack train headed for a crew change at Needles.
BNSF 5203 & 6861 bring up the rear of a westbound stack train headed for a crew change at Needles.
Westbound bare tables led by two Dash nines
One quickly realizes they're old and out of shape when climbing to the hilltops in Moabi Regional Park but in the end it was worth it. BNSF 7640 leads a westbound manifest towards Needles and a c... (more)
Two ES44C4s bracket a Dash 9 on westbound stacks in the late afternoon light at Klinefelter.
Eastbound stacks meet westbound stacks.
The desert sun has taken its toll on the paint on this caboose displayed at Needles CA. Not only are the numbers faded beyond recognition but what appears to be graffiti has also long since faded... (more)
BNSF 8017, 5256, 4321, & KCS 4052 power an eastbound manifest through the spectacular scenery west of the California/Arizona border.
BNSF 8222, 4242, & 7869 lead a westbound stack train across the Colorado river and into California at Moabi Regional Park.
This eastbound out of Needles is about a mile short of crossing the massive Colorado River Bridge and entering Arizona.
BNSF ES44C4 8264 has just departed Needles, CA with a Chicago Logistics Park stacker after a crew change. Shortly, it will cross over the Colorado River and into the state of Arizona at Topock.
A pair of BNSF GEs bring up the rear of a heavy grain train, heading into Needles for a crew change.