Santa Fe GE C44-9W 658 at Needles, California on October 23, 2000.
With its head end entering California and its rear end in Arizona, a westbound BNSF stack train crosses the Colorado River on its way to Los Angeles from the Midwest.
A BN C30-7 in the desert. Displaced from coal service by the ubiquitous SD70MACs, older worn out BN power found its way to the Santa Fe. Here, the BN green contributes to a colorful trio ... (more)
Three Amtrak SDP40F’s have brought 14-car Train 3, combined Super Chief - El Capitan, down from Arizona’s summit of 7,354-ft. at Riordan to the 475-ft. level of the Colorado River as the train lea... (more)
Five GEs lead an eastbound stack train towards a crew change at Needles.
A fairly dirty C4 heads up a westbound Z train as it departs the historic, ex-Santa Fe Railway Harvey House/depot in Needles for the trip across the desert to Barstow.
The head end power and the rear DPU's of this LA bound stack train can be seen as it rounds a big curve near Arrowhead Junction, CA on the Needles Subdivision.
Having just swapped crews at Needles, the BNSF 6902 bound for LA wastes no time getting out of town as it speeds across the Needles Subdivision.
High speed meets are common n the BNSF main, but takes some luck to be at the perfect spot to capture a meet. Here, we see 2 trains passing on the massive Topock bridge spanning the Colorado Rive... (more)
Second locomotive is BNSF 4362, third locomotive BNSF 836, fourth locomotive is BNSF 852 and fifth locomotive is BNSF 7141
A westbound intermodal train near Needles, CA.
BNSF 5399, 7479, & 7046 lead a westbound intermodal train across the Colorado river while two other foamers get their shot.
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.