The sun has long since set on the days of the BMLP but 12 days before the railroad would run their last train, it was business as normal with 3 trains running a day to and from the mine. Here near... (more)
The eastbound empty coal train continues along at Milepost 60, with only 18 miles left until they arrive at the mine in Kayenta. A Mesa gives some variety to the otherwise desolate looking area.
End of the line!
With numerous reports stating that this is thier final weekend in operation. It was stated that today would be (potentially) the last coal train to run on the Black Mesa & Lake... (more)
Nearing the mine, a Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train prepares to cross AZ-98 at Shonto.
The afternoon coal train slows to pick up their conductor as the load-out they just completed filling their train at can be seen on the left. After the pick up, the train will run 77 more miles to... (more)
50 loads of coal depart the Peabody Mine behind a trio of E60s in the late afternoon.
BMLP coal empties approach the Peabody Kayenta Mine and will soon load another train for the Navajo Generating Station in Page. Leading the way are three ex-NdeM E60-2's, the lead motor being the ... (more)
Late evening storms sweep the Navajo Nation as a loaded Black Mesa & Lake Powell crests the hill at Shonto.