RailPictures.Net Photo: 8967 Union Pacific EMD SD70ACe at Afton Canyon, California by Paul Sykes
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
EMD SD70ACe (more..)
Basin (more..)
Afton Canyon, California, USA (more..)
October 03, 2015
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
8967 (more..)
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Paul Sykes (more..)
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The location of Basin, in the depths of the Mojave Desert and at the eastern end of Afton Canyon is a remote and slightly eerie location. The steep and narrow confines of the canyon to the west suddenly give way to a vast expanse of open desert and distant mountains to the east, which combine to create a quite unusual atmosphere and an intriguing place to watch trains. A westbound intermodal has followed an arrow-straight course across the open desert for some distance but the sound from its leading locomotives will soon be echoing off vertical rock walls as the train thunders over a crossing of the dry Mojave and then follows a sinuous route through the canyon.
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