With only a couple of miles left till the summit of Ash Hill, four GE motors hustle a long pool Z-train up the steep grade as the crew races towards the final destination of San Bernardino, CA.
BNSF 9155 leads a fast moving ZALTSBD up Ash Hill.
An eastbound manifest passes Ash Hill with BNSF 6333 leading the Clovis bound train.
A westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe stack train meets BNSF GE C44-9W No. 5330 at Ash Hill, California, on the afternoon of March 11, 2002.
GE B40-8W No. 511 leads a westbound up the steep eastern slope of Ash Hill at mp 685. The beautiful, clean air of January allows one to see for a hundred miles in all directions. 511 West will top... (more)
With a solid consist of EMD four-axle units, a westbound Parker Local assaults the eastern slope of Ash Hill near m.p. 685.
The last rays of sunlight illuminate the desert landscape as a San Bernardino 'long pool" train races away from Ash Hill and prepares to enter a 65 MPH and 45 MPH curve at Ludlow.
A detouring UP Z train was passing BNSF eastbound control signal Ash Hill
Kansas-Oakland containers tip over the summit at Ash Hill behind BNSF ES44DCs 7238 and 7333.
A hot Alliance-San Bernardino Z9 tips over the grade at Ash Hill.
An Alliance-San Bernardino Z9 is almost at the summit of Ash Hill with (only!) 3 GEs leading the way.
BNSF C44-9W 4040 leads a heavy stack train up Ash Hill.
With 5 GEs leading the way, this Z train has no problems making it up Ash Hill at a decent rate of speed.
BNSF 718 West is leaning into the grade between Siberia and Klondike where the westward main takes a longer course than its eastward counterpart to alleviate gradient ascending Ash Hill. The 124 c... (more)
BNSF has been around for over a year, but you could never tell by this photo of an eastbound at Ash Hill in California's Mojave Desert.