With Upper Antelope Slot Canyon in the background, a loaded Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train is seen approaching the Navajo Generating Station in Page, AZ.
The Black Mesa & Lake Powell railroad contuies its journey east toward the coal mine as it exits a s curve surounded by cliffs in the middle of the issolated northern Arizona desert. AS of 8/26/19... (more)
Today August 26th 2019 marks the end of an era that started in 1973 with the construction of the 50,000 Volt electrified Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad. Before 0700 local time the last load o... (more)
End of the line!
With numerous reports stating that this is thier final weekend in operation. It was stated that today would be (potentially) the last coal train to run on the Black Mesa & Lake... (more)
Flying high! The Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad flys high above the ground as they contue to climb the grade before splitting away from the tracks enroute back to page. Bellow a group of cows b... (more)
Flying high! The Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad flys high above the ground as they contue to climb the grade before splitting away from the tracks enroute back to page.
Racing west! The Black Mesa & Lake Powell races west toward the afternoon sun as it dose every day. Unfortunatly this view will soon be no more as the power plant will be ending its run by shuttin... (more)
After loading their train, the Black Mesa & Lake Powell railroad prepears to travel the 78 miles back west toward Page with a fully loaded train of coal.
The Black Mesa & Lake Powell railway rounds a small S curve west of the mine as it contiues its daily journey to replenish the Page electrical plant of coal.
The Black Mesa & Lake Powerll railway continues its journey back towards the power plant near Page, AZ. With only a few weeks left in operation, this view in front of the White Mesa Arch mountains... (more)
With only weeks left in operation, the Black Mesa & Lake Powell railroad contiues its daily journey between Page and the Mine at Kayenta. The BMLP is a unique railroad, it is Arizona's only electr... (more)
The morning mine train slows as it nears the Peabody Coal tipple.
On June 8 a morning train from Lake Powell to Black Mesa climbs the noticeable grade in Cow Springs
On June 8 a morning train from Lake Powell to Black Mesa begins its journey across the Colorado Plateau.
The sun is just about gone for the day, as a BMLP loaded coal train makes its way through the high desert of Arizona.