The last ever daylight BMLP coal load approaches the generating station in Page on August 25th 2019.
BM&LP coal empties make way out of Page on a nice, sunny morning.
After another 3 hour drive to give the signature shot at Lake Powell one last shot, the morning empty wasted no time departing at 0700 sharp just as a nice suckerhole in the high elevation clouds ... (more)
With Upper Antelope Slot Canyon in the background, a loaded Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train is seen approaching the Navajo Generating Station in Page, AZ.
Sunrise Departure - The eastbound morning empties depart from the Navajo Generating Station under fresh rays of sunlight. Segments of the Kaiparowits Plateau in Utah make their presence kno... (more)
Rise and Shine - As the graveyard shift finishes the unloading of the overnight's coal train at the Najavo Generating Station, the morning crew prepares to take the train back to the Kayent... (more)
The Last Daylight Run - The final daylight run of the BM&LP leaves the plant for the Kayenta coal mine, which has ceased all mining operations. The train will run back out one more time at ... (more)
The Final Days... - An empty coal train leaves the Page power plant just a little after 8:30 AM MST bound for the Kayenta mine. Mining operations have already ceased, however the train is s... (more)
On June 8 a morning train from Lake Powell to Black Mesa begins its journey across the Colorado Plateau.
Living on borrowed time, the morning mine run from outside Page (near Lake Powell) down to the mine (on Black Mesa) begins its trek through the Colorado Plateau.
An original Kodachrome slide from my collection; the photographer was not specified.
The morning coal departs the soon to be closed plant at Page. They'll return a few hours later with 50 cars of coal.
An empty coal train approaches the AZ-98 crossing behind a trio of ex-NdeM E60-2's.
The morning BMLP empty coal train departs the soon-to-be-shut down Navajo Generating Station in Page with 50 empties. The BMLP itself only has a handful of weeks left before it shuts down.
Black Mesa & Lake Powell empties depart the plant at Page, AZ just a few minutes before 1500.