Making all of track speed, ZLCAI flies through Mortmar.
QWCTU leads a big parade of eastbounds as they split the SP era searchlights on the approach to Niland.
The official elevation for Niland, California, is -141 feet (that is, 141 feet below sea level), and it is here, in the arid desert along the Salton Sea, that Union Pacific ES44AC 7605 lead... (more)
A pair of Ferromex units lead an El Paso to Mira Loma auto train through Niland.
A repo train from Terminal Island to Dallas heads through Niland.
A Southern Pacific freight heads west at 140-feet below sea level as it passes through southern California’s “Low Desert,” just 3 or 4 miles from the Salton Sea, and about 40 miles fr... (more)
Hot on the heels of the homeward-bound UP 4014, UP 8536 makes quick work of this empty autorack train and it hustles across the desert floor just east of Niland.
After making a schedule stop in Niland, UP 4014 leaves the Salton Sea behind as it finishes the last sixty-five miles to Yuma, AZ on its "Great Race Across the Southwest" tour.
DPU at CP Kinder Morgan - [Autumnal Equinox +1] - An eastbound stack train pushes up the hill towards the crossing at the Colorado River in Yuma Arizona.
As the evening sun gives way to dusk in the low desert of the Imperial valley, a westbound Union Pacific intermodal train charges through Niland located on the Yuma Subdivision.
UP 8846 Westbound at CP Kinder Morgan - A high priority westbound stack train screams by CP Kinder Morgan at 70 MPH headed for West Colton California.
Niland is a small unincorporated ag... (more)
The El Centro Hauler - [Plate #600] - A mixed merchandise train (aka the El Centro Hauler) with interchange cars brought up and out of Mexico by way of the Mexicali - Calexico Port of Entr... (more)
Dead in the Dust - The crew of an eastbound stack departs their train (tied down on a side track) via Retzenberger van after dying on the law at Niland California.
The van will take the... (more)
You can smell the paint on this beauty and that's why we chased. A nicely repainted UP AC4400CW leads the El Centro Hauler from the Calexico Sub to the Yuma Sub.
Crossing the Canal - Water and sand are contrasted as the Comorants look on under a clear blue Sonoran sky as a eastbound stack drag crosses the unlined channel of the All American Canal i... (more)