Five motors (and a DPU out of sight) lug about 40 cars or so of this eastbound through Sloan and then into Las Vegas Valley.
A stack train claws towards the top of the hill at Erie on a warm and relatively windy day in the deserts south of Las Vegas.
Right after a Z9, this Q train with a mix of domestic and international containers plus auto racks drifts downgrade.
A hot pig train gets waves from the hot RP Contributor Maryann. What I think is the old 199 now a Z9 symbol whines downgrade the first of three trains in about 30 minutes at 2 PM.
This lashup rounded out our visit to Kingman Canyon. NS & UP EMD's at that.
Another in the Z parade rolls through Kingman Canyon about 10:50 AM right behind the UPS train.
One of BNSF's Z9's rolls through Kingman Canyon around 11:25 AM heading westward. Mostly UPS trailers.
A JP Hunt pig train likely a Z9 something hustles into and through Kingman Canyon.
The first meet of the afternoon was between this Z9 (I think the old 199) and an stack train. We watched this unfold both of us not believing it would be timed just right...it was.
Solid pig trains are uncommon but we were lucky to catch this hotshot winding westbound with JB hunt trailers and a few stacks further in.
The 2nd meet inside of an hour, two almost identical Z trains meet in the middle of Kingman Canyon. What luck!
One of the more interesting lashups we saw. We were surprised of the amount of foreign power out here on the BNSF transcon.
Two DPU's lean hard into an intermodal roaring slowly upgrade in the canyon. A careful observer can spot Maryann getting her shots.
A westbound manifest rushes across the drywash in the desert environment of Kingman Canyon.
Dedicated to my wife and RP contributor Maryann Pickering, who tripped over a cactus attempting to get a shot of this train. Two hours later she was patched up and out again.