Empty coal heads upgrade approaching Shonto, and eventually the Peabody mine for another load of coal.
As the sun sets behind the photographer, Black Mesa and Lake Powell's loaded afternoon coal train passes on a fill as they prepare to curve to the north towards Page.
A loaded coal train crosses the bridge in Cow Springs behind a trio of E60's.
A 50 car loaded coal train comes out of Cow Springs with a trio of E60 electrics in charge as they head towards Page.
Though empty, the eastbound Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train power has to give it all they've got as they bring their 50 car train upgrade at Cow Springs.
BMLP coal empties pass over Indian Route 16 at Cow Springs bound for the Peabody Mine.
A quartet of former N de M GE E60C electric motors powers the evening train west across the trestle over Sour Water Wash in Cow Springs, Arizona, with 63 loads of coal from Peabody Energy's Kayent... (more)
Running several hours earlier than normal, the westbound Black Mesa is seen sweeping around the curve at Cow Springs.
Monsoon season over the great Southwest is in full swing as the Black Mesa & Lake Powell brings another loaded coal train to the Navajo Generating Station at Page.
With only my faint memories of E60's on the NEC, it was quite the experience witnessing these heavy electrics hauling freight on a mainline! 4 of the BM&LP's eclectically painted E60's are seen h... (more)
A loaded BM&LP coal train makes its way through Cow Springs on its way to Page. This railroad is isolated from the national rail network and is one of a small handful of electrically powered frei... (more)
Three BM&LP GE E60C electrics have westbound coal loads in tow near Cow Springs, Ariz. en route to the power generation station at Page.
The morning empty heads east to the loader on a beautiful Sunday.
A quartet of GE electrics are about to cross route 98 with an empty coal train heading back to the Black Mesa loadout.