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.
e/b BM&LP empty hopper train approaches the loadout at Kayenta. When loaded, the train will head back to the power plant at Page, Arizona. Engine consist: NdeM EA034, BM&LP EA036, BM&LP 6006, NdeM... (more)
Empty approaching the mine. Yes that face needs cleaning. The 78-mile Black Mesa and Lake Powell RR is isolated from other railroads in northeastern Arizona. It's sole purpose is to haul coal fr... (more)
The morning's empties are passing under the silos at Black Mesa to be refilled with coal bound for Page. The fourth unit in the lash-up is a former Nacional de Mexico machine.