UP 7296 in fresh paint leads a coal empty off the Lone Pine Sub at Chaffee. This crew had to endure a lengthy wait to enter the double main track due to heavy BNSF traffic this afternoon.
UP 9099 hustles the hot LATC to Lathrop Z-train Westbound as an Eastbound manifest heads towards Mojave in the background.
Eastbound SP pigs Mojave
Trains and Planes Under Threatening Skies. A passing storm system dumps rain in the background across the high desert as PRLX works a cut of cars to the transfer point with Union Pacific's ... (more)
Progress Rail SW-9 switches out a couple of boxcars at the Mojave Air & Space Port, where Progress maintains a wheel refurbishment facility
A short San Bernardino bound MOW train nears Mojave in the early morning.
Looking incredibly small against the backdrop of the mountains, an eastbound BNSF manifest approaches Mojave on a crisp late-summer morning.
With its trip over the famed Tehachapi Pass complete, BNSF 8397 leads it's Z train downgrade and into Mojave near MP 377. After passing through the small, desert community, the ES44C4 will bank to... (more)
Leading this S/B Southern Pacific TankTrain, referred to as the Oil Cans is SP SD45R 7543, UP SD40-2 3204, SP SD40T-2 8367 and SP SD45R 7524 near Mojave, California.
Harkening back to a time when scarlet and grey was as common a sight in Southern California as the region's Joshua Trees, an empty cement train, bound for the Creal Branch, drops down the Tehachap... (more)
A BNSF GEVO is on the point of a train loaded with windmill tower parts as it waits to be positioned for unloading at a staging facility in Mojave. Locomotives:BNSF 7765 ES44DC
The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special, with Amtrak SDP40F 518 and 517, is rolling westbound through the Southern Pacific Mojave yard. Santa Fe 5702 is slo... (more)
Three EMDs from Union Pacific plus one GE from Norfolk Southern, wait in Mojave, ready to work. Photo taken with permission.
Late evening in Mojave finds a northbound BNSF grain train passing through town. Soon it will be down on it's knees pulling the east slope of Tehachapi Pass.