Led by a foursome of aged and weathered EMD veterans the daily local from Trona to Searles is slowly climbing out of the Searles Valley. Westend Facility, Lake Searles and in the background Trona ... (more)
Trona Railway's potash train begins its trip towards Searles, Calif. to interchange with the Union Pacific as dust sets over the Mojave Desert. With air crisp and cold, the sounds of former Southe... (more)
An ailing turbo has this aging set of Trona Railway EMDs down to a crawl, as they lug their train loaded with soda ash toward Searles.
Trona Railroad Baldwin AS616s 54 & 52 switch the plant in Trona.
Trona Railroad Baldwin AS616 #54 switches the plant in Trona.
The daily run to Searles departs Trona late in the afternoon.
Trona Railway SD9 #2001 quietly sits outside the railroad's shop building, as there is no more life left in this old unit. Due to a main generator failure the railroad decided it wasn't cost effe... (more)
After leaving cars at the Junction with the UP at Searles, 6 Trona Railway units are returning light to Trona to tie up for the afternoon.
Trona Railway SD40-2 #2008 leads three other EMDs, as they begin their trip up to the Union Pacific interchange at Searles with a unit train of covered hoppers. Searles Valley Minerals' Argus pro... (more)
Trona Railway SD45-2 #3001 sits outside the Trona shops shortly after delivery. Trona Railway is a 30 mile shortline that interchanges with the Union Pacific (ex. Southern Pacific) Lone Pine Bran... (more)
TRC 3005, 3006, 3001, 3003 & 3002 returning from Searles