BNSF Railway train Q-STPLAC1-07 sits on Track 2 at Basta as it waits for the afternoon "Passenger Parade," in which the dispatchers give priority to the many Amtrak and Metrolink passeng... (more)
3 GEs up front and 3 on the rear begin the climb to Cajon Summit as they bring the almost 13,000 ton U-VVCVRN rock train through Frost. The train is bound for the Los Angeles Junction Railway in V... (more)
Plenty of power to help with the climb up through the loop.
Signature shot at Monolith.
The last train I saw on the last morning before heading home to Australia was the most impressive. Eight units on the head end including Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific, Warbonnet and a GP60M f... (more)
Out of the mountains and into the desert, an interesting selection of locos drop down the grade into Mojave.
BNSF 7736 leads an eastbound stacker as the very first light from the sun hits the unit head on. Crew is working hard to make sure they read the signals right. In the distance the grain towers sta... (more)
With a fresh crew onboard, BNSF 7736 departs Needles with a westbound stack train to begin the run across the Mojave Desert to Barstow.
BNSF train Q-STPLAC1-07, led by ES44DC 7736, sits on the middle main as an eastbound train passes by. The westbound freight will continue to Los Angeles once a few Metrolink trains are out of the... (more)