The Trona Railway's full complement of seven ex-UP/SP SD40's drift downgrade towards home base in the late afternoon after their trip up to the small yard at Searles to interchange with the Union ... (more)
A speculative plan was hatched the previous evening - but it would be a long-shot... After prolonged overnight rain the weather forecast was for the skies to clear by mid-afternoon. The appropriat... (more)
After a couple of days of heavy rain, strong winds and cool temperatures, the sun makes a welcome return and greets a westbound intermodal as it tops Cima Hill summit behind a relatively new SD70A... (more)
After storms and heavy rain caused damage to the right of way in Afton Canyon, SD70ACe no. 8855 was tasked with providing the power for a short ballast train to take the necessary materials to ass... (more)
The location of Basin, in the depths of the Mojave Desert and at the eastern end of Afton Canyon is a remote and slightly eerie location. The steep and narrow confines of the canyon to the west su... (more)
A train of heavy military equipment is well camouflaged as it heads west across the eastern edge of the Mojave desert on a very warm afternoon.
It's late afternoon, the temperature is around 40 degrees Celsius and a procession of westbound trains are chasing each other on the long climb between Amboy and Ash Hill. Sitting in the shade of ... (more)
Moments before sunset at the end of another hot day in the desert, the golden light reflects off a high priority intermodal as it rounds a curve and heads east between Siberia and Amboy.
Two thirds of the power is visible on a 4x3x2-powered BNSF grain train as it thunders westwards between Ibis and Arrowhead Junction on a warm morning out in the Mojave desert.
Yet another intermodal is illuminated by yet another southern California sunset, yet somehow i never seem to tire of watching these racehorses thundering across the majestic Mojave landscape.
A UP manifest train glides across the box girder bridge which carries westbound (and sometimes eastbound) trains on the Sunset route over Cienega Creek in southern Arizona.
After passing through the small town of Vail where the east and westbound tracks separate, a lengthy eastbound mixed freight winds alongside Cienega Creek as it prepares to cross underneath the we... (more)
Humming away in DPU mode, an SD70ACe works hard to keep an eastbound mixed freight moving upgrade through the many twists and turns alongside Cienega Creek.
As shadows begin to creep across the track on a warm autumn afternoon, a westbound intermodal crosses the bridge high above the beautiful oasis of Cienega Creek, not far east of Tuscon.
A warm breeze gently ruffles a field of ripening barley as a 23 wagon, 2300 tonne loaded coal train purrs past behind a 3700 horsepower GE class 70.