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.
Santa Fe 5960 West attacks the eastern slope of Ash Hill. In a couple of miles, the train will reach what used to be known as "Squaw Summit." That's what SP called it when they built thi... (more)
BNSF's Southern Transcon is colorful right now with lots of pool power, case in point this BARGAL dropping down off Ash Hill near Siberia.
BNSF SD70MAC 9989 brings up the rear of this eastbound stack train at Ash Hill.