The nose of an ex-SD45 rebuilt into a SD40M-2, still in SP paint, and the nose of a SD40T-2 in UP yellow.
At 0734, I heard in the scanner: "UP detector - Mile Post 377.0 - Track 1 - 472 axles - No defect - Speed 24 mph". Then at 0740, at Mile Post 379 of the Mojave Sub, I shot my first picture of the ... (more)
Sunrise on the line to Barstow
Entering Mojave yard, coming from Barstow and heading toward Tehachapi, Bakersfield. The early morning sun light of the desert brightens the beauty of the magnificent warbonnet paint scheme.
Ex-C&NW and SP power congregates at Mojave, waiting for its next assignment to run coal out to Searles on the Lone Pine Branch.
With sunlight fading and a fierce wind blowing from the west, the loaded Oil Cans leave the Tehachapis behind as they drop down through a signal bridge just west of Mojave.
With the sun already low on the horizon, a quartet of red and silver Dash 8s bring a hot 991 train downgrade into Mojave.
Leaving Las Vegas at the unearthly hour of 230 AM, I reached Mojave just before dawn. The action began as soon as I arrived with an approaching BNSF unit steel just a few hundred feet from the sta... (more)
UP 8417 is the DPU power on a Trona bound coal train that is approaching Mojave via BNSF trackage rights.
BNSF and UP pig trains meet just west of Mojave on a cold, clear morning in November 1997.