Crossing into the State of California, BNSF C44-9W No. 5273 leads a stack train across the Colorado River from Arizona, westbound on the Santa Fe Transcon to Barstow and points west.
As the sun begins to set on the last day of March, a pair of ES44C4s are locked in a battle with gravity as they tackle the 1.4% grade of Ash Hill on the BNSF Needles Subdivision.
2 brand new UP 8900's lead the hot ZCIG1 through Daggett where it will return to home rails for the trip up the LA&SL.
West of Ibis, BNSF 7941 west leads 2 other brand new C4's with the QCHISBD on the drawbar.
A trio of factory fresh C4's on their first westbound trip power the QCHISBD.
EMD power leads this westbound as it climbs the stiff 1.4% grade to the summit at Goffs.
BNSF SD70ACe 8852 leads a long westbound out of the Colorado river valley at the Hwy 95 crossing just west of Ibis.
A very late Amtrak #3 lead by BNSF 6710 races along the Needles Sub between Fenner and Essex.
BNSF 4501 hustles stacks westbound at Ludlow in last light.
Framed by a palm tree, BNSF ES44C4 No. 6924 idles in Santa Fe's Needles Yard, waiting for a fresh crew before departing west for Barstow.
A pair of Norfolk Southern units lead a westbound rack train across the Mojave Desert near Arrowhead Junction, westbound on Santa Fe's Needles Subdivision to Barstow.
Just a few minutes before sunset, an incredibly clean Santa Fe B40-8W leads the westbound Cadiz Turn back to Barstow.
Crossing into California from Arizona, a westbound container train passes over the Colorado River via Santa Fe's iconic Topock Bridge.
Wintertime in the Mojave... On a sunny 60 degree morning east of Goffs, an eastbound baretable train meets a westbound rack train along Santa Fe's Needles Subdivision.
BNSF's first westbound loaded Oil train for he new facility at Levee near Bakersfield with BNSF 5753 as the rear DPU.