One of Trona Railway's former Southern Pacific SD40T-2s looking right at home in the northern Mojave Desert.
With the southern tip of California's Sierra Nevada range looming in the distance, a Trona Railway crew ties down a cut of cars for interchange at Searles on the remaining portion of the old SP br... (more)
A late afternoon storm is brewing over the Northern Mojave Desert as 5 Trona EMD's go about there switching duties at Searles, building and setting out cars for interchange with the Union Pacific.
Trona Railway EMD's back a long cut of cars onto the UP Main where they will leave them for interchange.
Trona Railway units go about there duties at Searles yard building there train before the journey back to Trona well after dark.
Four aging EMDs begin the journey to Searles with a cut of loaded covered hoppers to interchange with the Union Pacific. The mineral rich Searles Dry Lake - which is the lifeblood for the railroad... (more)
Two Trona Railway units briefly idle at Searles, as they wait to be coupled to the rear of a loaded coal train for the downhill trip back to Trona.
Trona Railway SD9 #2001 quietly sits outside the railroad's shop building, as there is no more life left in this old unit. Due to a main generator failure the railroad decided it wasn't cost effe... (more)
Four aging Trona Railway EMDs shove a cut of covered hoppers out of Searles toward the end of Union Pacific's Lone Pine Branch. The cars are loaded with soda ash, and will be tied down until Unio... (more)
With their cars for the Union Pacific set out at Searles, the Trona Railway's EMD's begin their return trip back home as they cross Searles Station Road.
Nearly the entire Trona Railway roster puts on a good show as they throttle up with their train at Searles Jct. situated at the end of the ex-SP Lone Pine Branch. The rail line on the left once ra... (more)
Classic 2nd generation EMD power from SP and UP seems right at home as the engines lug a train of potash empties across the floor of the Searles Valley near the Pinnacles natural landmark.
Heading back to Trona, former SP and UP power haul a string of potash empties as the train approaches the Searles Station Cutoff.
4 Trona Railway units switch the yard at Searles.
Trona Railway 2008 leads a set of power setting out the CTRSV06 coal train for exchange with Union Pacific.