A slow moving intermodal train grinds up the eastern slope of Goffs Hill as the morning sun rises over the eastern Mojave Desert on a warm September morning.
Shortly before sunset, a westbound domestic stack train is well into its climb up Goffs Hill. In the background, the Dead Mountains of the eastern Mojave Desert.
Unusual power for a stack train !. A westbound stack train is still working hard on the climb out of Needles. The B23-7 - C30-7 combo is certainly not typical power for a stack train !
Nearing the summit of the continuous pull that has ailed them since departing Needles, BNSF's westbound Q NYCLAC is now only a few miles from the top at Goffs.
BNSF 8267 West, G-SLGBAR8-22A with ethanol tanks mixed in the grain hopps. Struggling up the east side of the Goff grade at MP 599.0, or near Bannock.
BNSF ES44DC 7557 leads a loaded military train westbound on the Needles Sub.
BNSF ES44C4 8125 leads a LA bound stack train past the tailend distributed power of a Clovis destined stack train at Bannock.
BNSF 8125, 8505, 8275 lift a 106 platform "Q" stacker alongside the distributed power of a stopped "S" stacker LBPCLO1 17.
Late afternoon finds a westbound Q train tackling the stiff grade to the Summit at Goffs with a newer tier3 credit 4200 series GE leading at Bannock.
BNSF 4266, 4265 and 4268 West on there first revenue trip climbs the grade to Goffs.
A trio of Santa Fe Super Fleet motors climb Goffs Hill near Bannock, California with the Dead Mountains in the background, April 9, 1993.
A trio of factory fresh C4's on their first westbound trip power the QCHISBD.
EMD power leads this westbound as it climbs the stiff 1.4% grade to the summit at Goffs.
A hot Santa Fe intermodal climbs Goffs Hill through Bannock, California while the Dead Mountains loom in the shadows near the Nevada state line.
Golden evening light illuminates a westbound stack train as it makes its way across the BNSF Transcon between Needles and Goffs, California.