Basin is a remote place at the eastern end of Afton Canyon. The head light of a westbound coal train could be seen in the distance before it crossed the dried-up Mojave River at Basin.
UP 4014 entering the east end of Afton Canyon from Basin on its journey from Las Vegas to Yermo on October 8th, 2019.
UP SD40-2 3789 leads MoPac SD40-2 3067 and UP SD40-2 3765 out of the canyon.
Right on time, the Denver Z scoots through Afton Canyon heading east. MOW is patiently waiting at Cima and Dawes for its arrival, then the real work will begin.
The Denver Z is led today by a quartet of Gevos as he snakes through Afton Canyon.
UP 4805 hustles the GREX DumpTrain back to Murdock, UT for another load of grey ballast. UP has been doing work on the Mojave Sub after the recent washouts around the Cameron area, just South/East... (more)
The Denver Z train slides through Afton Canyon with an ACe leading the pack. That repainted 4697 SD70M sure looks good!
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 su... (more)
East bound at sunrise
A Chappell, NE to Los Angeles, CA grain train snakes its' way west out of the western end of Afton Canyon.
Union Pacific 8500 heads eastbound in the heart of Afton Canyon with a North Platte manifest on the drawbar.
A fresh ES44 heads up the KG1LA-27 as it splits the US&S tri-lights in the heart of Afton Canyon.
UP's Global 1 to Los Angeles K-stacker splitting the veteran 193.4 intermediates deep in Afton Canyon.
UP 8219 leads a Global 1 to Los Angeles K-Train through Milepost 194 in the heart of Afton Canyon.