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)
BNSF 7914 leads a westbound freight through Ludlow.
Santa Fe Steam returns to the Needles District. 3751 rumbles along BNSF's Needles Subdivision west of Ludlow, CA as she makes her way back home to Los Angeles. 3751 has just spent a few days at th... (more)
A sea of orange snakes through the California Desert.
Another and last "moonscape" shot at Ludlow. My long day was closing. Note that this is the same train as #385339.
I was satisfied with beautiful sunset trains west of Ludlow (refer my shot #385240). As I was about to leave the hilltop, I found another EB double stack approaching. At first, I estimated it was ... (more)
BNSF 7872, 6665 and 7679 head a westbound double stack train, winding through the S turns west of Ludlow in Mojave desert
East bound double stack receives the last ray of sunlight as it navigates the curves at Ludlow.
BNSF 4119 leads an east bound manifest downgrade into Ludlow.
A pair of GE ES44C4's bracket a standard ES44DC on the head of an eastbound double stack train. The "C4s" differ from normal ES44AC's in that they have A-1-A trucks and are so far unique to the BN... (more)
BNSF 7569 rumbles along the Needles Sub as it navigates the curves west of Ludlow, CA. An old ghost like town along Rte 66, Ludlow is still a nice pull off I40 for gas and food.
An eastbound vehicle train charges up the Needles Sub as it makes its way through the many curves west of Ludlow.
Just east of Ludlow a westbound BNSF container train drops downgrade from Ash Hill.