TRC 2006 begins the assault on the 2% grade near the Trona Pinnacles
A trio of Trona Railway SD40-2 variants pull hard on a 70 car empty coal train headed to the UP interchange at Searles. The water tower on the left is a relic of the steam era, used during a time ... (more)
Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a short train downgrade at the Trona Pinacles with 3 of its fellow EMD counterparts. An early departure from Searles station enabled some great evening shots of the ret... (more)
Trona Railway job heading north towards main plant at Trona, CA.
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific heads west of Pinnacles as the late afternoon light beings to fade.
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific passes the world famous Pinnacles in the Searles Valley.
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific leaves the Searles Valley Mineral plant and heads into the desolate land between Trona and the yard in Sealres.
Trona Railawy 2005 leads a northboundd loaded coal train out of Searles Jct., CA enroute to Trona, CA.
3 of Trona Railway's vintage SD40 locomotives lead an inbound 44 car loaded coal drag past the Trona Pinnacles after running light to Searles earlier in the day.
A solid set of aging Trona Railway EMDs begin the 31 mile journey out of the mineral rich Searles Valley to the connection with the Union Pacific at Searles.
Trona Railway SD40-2 #2008 leads its train of soda ash and empty sulfuric acid tank cars past Searles Valley Mineral's Westend chemical facility. The winter-like scene is produced from minerals m... (more)
Trona Railway SD40-2 #2008 leads six other EMDs as they lug soda ash loads, and coal empties, up the 1.8% grade toward Searles.
Dynamic brakes whine as a long train of empty hoppers snakes downgrade past the other-worldly landscape of the Searles Valley and Trona Pinnacles.
A warm easterly breeze flattens the exhaust from six Trona Railway SD40s as they toil upgrade past the Trona Pinnacles.
Trona Railway SD40T-2 #2005 leads a train of loaded soda ash toward the Union Pacific interchange at Searles, as it passes the Westend chemical complex in Trona.