Moving east at 20mph along the Alhambra Sub. UP 4884 leads the Big Boy move towards West Colton along with hundred's of following railfans.
UP 4884 leads the hospital train with Big Boy X4014 on Metrolink trackage at Covina as they head for the UP connection at CP Bassett for the run to West Colton.
Passing through Oro Grande, BNSF 8006 west heads for Cajon Pass on the point of this Chicago to San Bernardino Q train.
BNSF 8006 and 8005 on there first trip west lead train QCHISBD along the Needles Sub.
3 units leads this KCKBAR lead buy recently delivered 8002. The train has been climbing a stiff grade since leaving Needles, and is about 2 miles from cresting the top of the grade at Goffs.
BNSF 8002 leads train HKCKBAR west along the Needles Sub as it climbs the grade towards Goffs.
Working up the stiff grade out of the Colorado River valley, BNSF 8002 leads this KCKBAR at Klinefelter.
BNSF 705 still in Warbonnet paint shoves on the rear of this KCKBAR at Ibis.
BNSF has received a number of new units in the last few weeks, here is 7188 leading 7190 along with another GE and 8001 on this eastbound at Pisgah.
Working up Ash Hill in the late afternoon, 8002 passes Siberia on the long climb from Amboy to the Summit at Ash Hill.
BNSF 8002 along with a CREX unit lead this westbound Kansas City to Barstow freight up the steep 1.4% grade to Goffs.
On it's first eastbound run after being delivered, BNSF 7187 leads a manifest through Ibis just a few miles short of Needles where crews will change.
Passing through Minneola BNSF 543 leads it's train that will be dropped in a siding further down the line and the power will return light to Barstow.
BNSF 543 still in Santa Fe red and Silver leads this rainbow of color at Daggett.
With BNSF's recent power shortage, trains are being moved out of the yard and parked in sidings along the Needles Sub, such the case with this eastbound with the normal Cadiz Local power.