Nearing the mine, a Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train prepares to cross AZ-98 at Shonto.
The morning coal departs the soon to be closed plant at Page. They'll return a few hours later with 50 cars of coal.
Empty coal heads upgrade approaching Shonto, and eventually the Peabody mine for another load of coal.
As the sun sets behind the photographer, Black Mesa and Lake Powell's loaded afternoon coal train passes on a fill as they prepare to curve to the north towards Page.
A loaded coal train crosses the bridge in Cow Springs behind a trio of E60's.
A 50 car loaded coal train comes out of Cow Springs with a trio of E60 electrics in charge as they head towards Page.
Though empty, the eastbound Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train power has to give it all they've got as they bring their 50 car train upgrade at Cow Springs.
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.
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.
BMLP coal empties pass over Indian Route 16 at Cow Springs bound for the Peabody Mine.
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)