Monsoon season over the great Southwest is in full swing as the Black Mesa & Lake Powell brings another loaded coal train to the Navajo Generating Station at Page.
Late evening storms sweep the Navajo Nation as a loaded Black Mesa & Lake Powell crests the hill at Shonto.
Eastbound Black Mesa empties roll across 78 mile line extending through the Navajo Nation Reservation seen here just south of Kaibito.
Black Mesa & Lake Powell empties depart the plant at Page, AZ just a few minutes before 1500.
Three E60C-2's and one E60CF take 60 empties eastbound towards the Kayenta mine, ready for another load of black diamonds.
The 15:00 BMLP job rolls eastbound through the Navajo Nation Reservation near Kaibito,AZ with empty coal hoppers to be loaded at the mine located outside of Kayenta,AZ. General Electric E60 EA036 ... (more)
4 Black Mesa & Lake Powell E60C's hauling a loaded coal train approach the power plant in Page, AZ. On the left, we can see the far end of Leche-e Rock.
Only 3 of these trains ride every 24 hour... (more)
Loaded Black Mesa & Lake Powell approaches the Navajo Generating Station with a matching set of ex-NdeM E60 locomotives. Unfortunately, the train did not make another run as expected for this seld... (more)
With only my faint memories of E60's on the NEC, it was quite the experience witnessing these heavy electrics hauling freight on a mainline! 4 of the BM&LP's eclectically painted E60's are seen h... (more)
A loaded BM&LP coal train makes its way through Cow Springs on its way to Page. This railroad is isolated from the national rail network and is one of a small handful of electrically powered frei... (more)