Amongst creosote bushes that are positively glowing from the monsoon season rains, a steel serpent slithers through the silica-strewn scenery, just west of Ludlow.
A westbound stack train has an interesting array of motive power, including two warbonnet FP45s. Even one of the pioneering turbocharged GP20s is in the middle, still earning its keep for John San... (more)
The famous western S curve at Ludlow CA. 82 degrees and 14% humidity. Nice weather for this boy from the northeast. In 30 minutes I saw 6 trains. Thank you Mr. Buffet!
BNSF 6991 leads a long intermodal train through Ludlow at sunset.
Rolling fast across the vast stretch of the Mojave, an eastbound double stack appears on the double tracked "transcon." (View 2)
Rolling fast across the vast stretch of the Mojave, an eastbound double stack appears on the double tracked "transcon." (View 1)
BNSF 7165 leads a westbound auto train toward Barstow at sunset along the Needles subdivision.
BNSF 7165 leads a westbound auto train through Ludlow at sunset.
BNSF 6991 leads a westbound container train out of Ludlow. The auto train ahead of it overtook the container train between Ash Hill and Ludlow.
BNSF 5184 brings up the rear of a long container train that is heading toward Barstow after passing through Ludlow. The lead units are visible in the distance as the train works through the switc... (more)
BNSF C44-9W 5312 is seen leading westbound autoracks at Ludlow, Ca - 12/03/2014
CREX 1214 leads a Barstow bound vehicle train by Ludlow.
Racing torward the setting sun, a westbound BNSF doublestack train approaches the desert outpost of Ludlow located on the ex-ATSF Needles District.
For the third time this year VRS ran a plow extra over the Green Mountain. Shoved by the GMTX 2189, VTR plow X20 is photographed passing the Ludlow station.
BNSF 7360 leads a westbound stack train through Ludlow as it come out of the shadow of a passing cloud formation. Off in the distance, another westbound train waits, and a eastbound train disappe... (more)