A lengthy ARZC train of mostly empty cars trundles west through the parched landscape of the southern Mojave Desert, heading for its late afternoon interchange with the BNSF at Cadiz.
It's the next to last day of a two week rail-fanning trip to the desert southwest and luck is on our side, as an afternoon westbound heads through Rice between Parker and Cadiz on the remote Arizo... (more)
Westbound Arizona & California road train is seen passing through Rice, CA with a pair of ex-IC&E SD40-2s. The small ghost town is home to the famous Shoe Fence and the railroad right-of-way is li... (more)
AZCR 4002 highballs west as it departs Rice after switching. Next stop will be the BNSF interchange at Cadiz.
Arizona and California's westbound road train arrives at Rice to handle some switching passing the old ATSF water tank.
Train #708 from Parker to Cadiz passes by the ATSF station sign and yard in Rice.
As the sun nears the western horizon, westbound Arizona & California train number 708 passes through Rice. Rice was once where the Ripley District left the Cadiz District. Now the wye and a few ... (more)
Westbound A&C train 708 near Rice
A&C westbound train 708 was approaching Cadiz, CA, where it will cut away from the train, head around the wye to turn it's power, during which BNSF's Cadiz turn out of Barstow, which has cut away ... (more)
A&C at the time six day a week westbound AZ to CA train 708 was approaching the yard limits at Rice, CA
westbound A&C train 708 near Rice, CA
A&C's westbound train 708 is westbound climbing out of the Colorado River basin near Rice, CA
The Blythe Local heads back to Parker AZ with one car.