Its a quiet morning at Frankfort as train 123 waits for a new crew to continue eastward.
Eastbound CSX intermodal train knocks down the NYC signal bridge at MP 279 just a few miles east of downtown Indy.
UP 844 departs Cheyenne with the Frontier Days Train making the return trip to Denver. After an all day drive from Grand Junction following the ol' DRGW and driving through Rocky Mountain National... (more)
Running several hours earlier than normal, the westbound Black Mesa is seen sweeping around the curve at Cow Springs.
After interchanging with the BNSF at Castle Hot Springs shortly after sunrise, the Arizona & California heads back westbound for home rails at Wickenburg.
ZSALCX slams the east siding switch at Gila Bend running all of track speed into the sunset.
After getting held at Estrella for three eastbounds, ZSALCX is back on the move passing the SP searchlights at Shawmut, AZ just before sunset.
UP 8723 leads a pair of SD70Ms and ZLAMQ through the Sonoran Desert National Monument and the Maricopa Mountains.
Eastbound Arizona & California arrives at Castle Hot Springs where they will swap trains with the BNSF local and head back to Parker, AZ.
Eastbound Arizona & California approaches the siding at Castle Hot Springs where the BNSF is already waiting to swap trains.
On the return trip to Searles Valley, the Trona Railway is seen passing the famous Trona Pinnacles.
The Trona Railway begins their day in the late afternoon with the temps pushing 112+ which really didnt seem to phase the crew with how efficient they were working.
Shortly before reaching the summit, train IBRLC screams through Tehachapi Valley after winding and grinding up the steady 2% grade from Bakersfield.
After clearing the last tunnel on Tehachapi Pass at cable, IBRLC approaches the town of Tehachapi with a trio of EMD products.
Westbound Arizona & California train 708 slowly approaches the BNSF interchange at Cadiz, CA.