A BMLP empty prepares to load it's train at Kayenta.
Its around 3am in the middle of know along one of the coolest land locked railroads there is without a sound to be heard besides the wind blowing across the vast openness and the occasional passin... (more)
Black Mesa & Lake Powell empties swing around the loop track at the loadout for Peabody Western near Kayenta, AZ.
BM&LP empties cross the last public road and head into the loop track for the Peabody loadout.
A beautiful day comes to a close as the Black Mesa & Lake Powell heads for the power plant in Page, AZ. These unique E60 locomotives no doubt saw a large number of beautiful sunsets, but the BM&LP... (more)
The end of an era. Unfortunately, we seem to be saying that a lot lately in this hobby, but sadly, all good things must come to an end at some point. That time has come for the Black Mesa & Lake P... (more)
The morning mine train slows as it nears the Peabody Coal tipple.
The afternoon plant train accelerates at a surprisingly quick pace as it passes one of the few spots where the north side of train isn't completely blocked by catenary poles.
The afternoon mine train has just finished loading at the tipple and is now inching very very slowly to the first grade crossing west, where it will pick up the conductor for the ride back to Page... (more)
The morning mine train slows as it nears the loop track through the tippler.
After loading its train at the Peabody Energy Mine, the evening train begins to makes its way up the 78 mile line through the grueling Arizonian desert towards the Navajo Generating Station near t... (more)
A loaded BMLP coal train races across the Navajo Nation Reservation toward the power plant in Page in sweet late afternoon light.
Empties race eastward across the Navajo reservation toward the Peabody Kayenta Mine.