Returning light engine from the interchange point with the Union Pacific at Searles, 6 Trona Railway EMD's running light engine back to Trona pass through the vast Northern Mojave Desert at Pinnac... (more)
The desolate silence is temporarily interupted by the whine of dynamic brakes, as three EMDs bring a cut of empty covered hoppers back from the Union Pacific interchange at Searles. The geologic ... (more)
With Searles Valley Mineral's massive soda ash production complex visible in the distance, five second generation EMDs dig into the grade as they haul their unit train out of the Searles Valley. ... (more)
Looking down from above the Searles tunnel finds the Trona Railway with a empty coal train that they will shove back in the clear for the UP to take to Mojave later on in the evening.
Five Trona Railway EMDs lug 12 loaded covered hoppers, and a long string of coal empties out of the Searles Valley. In 23 miles the train will reach the summit at Searles where the cars will be i... (more)
A train of Trona heads upgrade on the long climb to the UP interchange... Note the small yard and Trona Mill in the distance.
Having just pulled to a stop with their unit train loaded with soda ash, five Trona Railway EMDs idle in the cool desert air, as the twilight sky signals the end to another day in the high desert ... (more)
5 Trona units highball town as they ease out of the Searles Valley at Oxy yard and begin the tough climb up grade to Searles.
5 Trona EMD's ease there train into the yard at Searles to interchange traffic with the Union Pacific.
5 Trona EMD's work hard up grade through the vast Northern Mojave Desert as they pass through the Spangler OHV area on there journey to Searles, interchange point with the UP.
Trona units go about switching duties at Searles on a late November afternoon.
After a trip to Searles, 6 units return light to Trona passing through the Searles Valley at Oxy Yard.
6 Trona EMD's lug there train up grade out of the Searles Valley.
A unit train from Trona arives at Searles to be set out for interchange with the Union Pacific.
Stormlight illuminates the high desert while a set of Trona Railway power shuffles around some hoppers at Searles Yard where freight is interchanged with Union Pacific. The crew will work well int... (more)