AMTK 130, Amtrak's second Phase II anniversary unit, finds itself in an odd position as it bakes in the afternoon sun at Needles, Calf. The 19-year-old unit had been the trailing unit on this morn... (more)
Burlington Northern SD40-2 #6833 leads a westbound past the depot. #6833 was built November 1973 and later became Burlington Northern Santa Fe #6833
Its only just past sunrise, and already its close to eighty degrees in the Mojave Desert, but the heat won't stop hotshot traffic on BNSF's Southern Transcon Route. A Z train is seen splitting thr... (more)
Amtrak's Phase II heritage unit sits in the set out track in Needles, Calif. after being set out the night before from Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief due to mechanical issues. The locomotive w... (more)
One of the few manifest trains amongst the parade of intermodal traffic on BNSF's Southern Transcon Route, is seen traversing through the baron desert landscapes of southern California, on a very ... (more)
Santa Fe train #891 is cutting thru the desert landscape between Needles and the Colorado River bridge.
As thunderstorms build across the Southwest, BNSF 7753 races a high priority Z train west out of Needles, California. The City of Needles lies in the arid desert along the California-Arizona borde... (more)
The "Parker Peavine Extra" pauses for a crew change at Needles. The train was a unique three day circle trip from Los Angeles on ATSF. Day one was Los Angeles to Flagstaff. On the second... (more)
ATSF 4-8-4 No.3751 with the Grand Canyon Special crosses the Colorado River at Topock Arizona. In conjunction with the NRHS the 3751 will visit the Grand Canyon on it's swing through the Southwest... (more)
BNSF 8409 at Needles, Ca.
Ridin' Through the Desert on a Horse With No Name - It felt good to be out of the rain - Actually there are five horses - four at the front, one at the back on a heavy westbound manifest in the h... (more)
Santa Fe SD40-2 5077 painted in the ill-fated SPSF paint scheme.
BNSF 6897 with an eastbound stack train approaching Arrowhead Jct.