A loaded grain train works through Siberia and will turn and head due North towards Klondike and the summit at Ash Hill.
Running in a fleet of westbounds, this manifest rounds the big curve at Siberia in the late afternoon.
Eastbound auto's drop down off Ash Hill on a stormy afternoon along the old Santa Fe Needles District.
BNSF 7666 leads its train of stacks, trailers and autos up the 1.4% grade to the summit at Ash Hill.
With the temperature at 106 degrees, a westbound manifest slowly grinds up the grade to Ash Hill with over 10,000 tons behind it.
This westbound is working up the stiff grade where the double track Needles Sub spilts at Siberia for a lesser grade for westbound trains. The train will turn due North and pass through the old st... (more)
A hot Z9 is running wrong main around a slower moving Westbound stacker at Siberia.
Late afternoon at Siberia finds this westbound auto train about to dig into the stiff grade ahead up Ash Hill.
At 20:00 hours, a westbound intermodal train appears below us making its ascent of Ash Hill as Amboy Crater looms beyond in the dusk.
Piggies meet in the desert at Siberia. Kinda a neat name for somewhere where its regularly 100+ degrees everyday in the Summer, eh?
at last light of day a westbound begins the hard climb from Siberia to Ash Hill in the Mojave desert
BNSF 6612 leads Eastbound stack train across the Needles Sub along with NS and CP pool power units.
A BNSF Q train struggles up the east slope of Ash Hill at Siberia, CA at sunrise.
The BNSF 7282 West climbs out of Siberia and heads for Klondike on main 1 as it climbs Ash Hill on the BNSF Needles Subdivision with the Bullion and Sheephole Mountains providing a backdrop.