With its Southern Pacific lettering still faintly visible, a Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a pair of ex-Union Pacific SD40-2s as they switch cars between Argus and West End, just south of Trona.
Three of the Trona Railway's ageing and faded SD40-2 variants busy themselves switching the sidings between Argus and West End.
A Capital Corridor Amtrak train rolls north across the Benicia-Martinez bridge over the Carquinez Strait earlier this afternoon.
A tunnel motor in faded SP colours leads two similar units and three ex-UP SD40-2's on the steep approach to Searles with loaded hoppers from the plant at Trona.
In the early stages of their climb up to the summit of the line at Searles, six faded and battle-scarred EMD's work flat out on the incline between the floor of the Searles Valley and the Trona Pi... (more)