A BMLP empty prepares to load it's train at Kayenta.
The last ever daylight BMLP coal load approaches the generating station in Page on August 25th 2019.
The last ever daylight run of the Black Mesa & Lake Powell cuts it's way through the northern Arizona desert.
BM&LP coal empties make way out of Page on a nice, sunny morning.
After another 3 hour drive to give the signature shot at Lake Powell one last shot, the morning empty wasted no time departing at 0700 sharp just as a nice suckerhole in the high elevation clouds ... (more)
Black Mesa & Lake Powell empties swing around the loop track at the loadout for Peabody Western near Kayenta, AZ.
BM&LP empties cross the last public road and head into the loop track for the Peabody loadout.
After turning the corner at Cow Springs, the empty Black Mesa & Lake Powell train heads east along US 160 to the loadout near Kayenta.
BM&LP empties roll through Coconino County as the approach the overpass for Indian Route 21 just south of Kaibito.
A beautiful day comes to a close as the Black Mesa & Lake Powell heads for the power plant in Page, AZ. These unique E60 locomotives no doubt saw a large number of beautiful sunsets, but the BM&LP... (more)
BM&LP empties roll through Coconino County and skirt the small town of Kaibito.
As the Day Wears On - The moon begins to set over northern Arizona as the morning moves deeper into the day. The eastbound empty coal train has just curved the S-curve into Midway, which is... (more)
The eastbound empty coal train continues along at Milepost 60, with only 18 miles left until they arrive at the mine in Kayenta. A Mesa gives some variety to the otherwise desolate looking area.
85 empties head south through the middle of nowhere, bound for the Kayenta Mine where the 1983-built E60's will take on coal.
Sunrise Departure - The eastbound morning empties depart from the Navajo Generating Station under fresh rays of sunlight. Segments of the Kaiparowits Plateau in Utah make their presence kno... (more)