Time is not on the side of the Escalante Western Railway, a subsidiary of the Western Fuels Association. The last day is set for Thursday, April 30th. Enroute from Western Fuels' Escalante Generat... (more)
Three ex-B&0 SD40s in Western Fuels/Escalante Western paint, lead an empty PEGS coal train up to Lee Ranch Jct to get loaded around 0800.
ESWR train traversing the rocky New Mexican landscape near HWY 509 on the morning run up to Peabody Coal Company's Lee Ranch Mine.
ESWR about eight minutes out from its destination at the HWY 509 crossing on the morning run up to Peabody Coal Company's Lee Ranch Mine.
A developing monsoonal thunderstorm towers over an empty coal train bound for El Segundo Mine near Lee Ranch Jct on this warm and muggy August morning. 8/13/11
The 263rd train of 2011 from Peabody Coal's El Segundo Mine to Arizona Public Service's Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City, AZ is about to enter the BNSF Gallup Sub after its 34 mile journey down t... (more)
Escalante Westerns three exB&O SD 40's lead the turn from the power plant near Prewitt, NM passing Lee Ranch Jct enroute to the Lee Ranch mine for loading before heading back to the power plant wh... (more)
BNSF 6688, delivered April 30th, 2011, leads 125 loads of coal down the steep 1.56% grade on the Lee Ranch Sub, passing the beautiful red sandstone formations of Western New Mexico.
BNSF 5469 leads two more GE's and 128 loads of New Mexico coal down the big hill, just East of the Ambrosia siding.
Three ex B&O SD40's lead 52 empty WFAX hoppers up the hill at Lee Ranch Junction, on their way to the Lee Ranch Mine.
A brand new ES44C4 leads the 80 car (63 blue SWFX and 17 old heavy SWFX) Blue Looper down the hill near milepost 7 on the Lee Ranch Subdivision.. Fortunately I shot the train when I did, as in und... (more)
BNSF 4116, sporting its Swooshie paint job, brings up the markers of a loaded Tepco coal train rolling towards the mainline at Milepost 5.
Three SD40's howl in dynamics dropping down the 1.5% grade with 52 loaded coal hoppers in tow.
A H2 GEVO leads 128 empty coal hoppers towards the El Segundo Mine for loading.
Three Dash 9's of three different paint jobs are heavy in the dynamics holding back over 18,000 tons of black diamond bound for Tuscon Electric & Power Company's Springerville, AZ power plant.