With their second train of the day, ESWR 602, 601 and 603 roll through Ambrosia Lake with 24 loads of coal for the plant in Prewitt. A cloud threatened to spoil the party, but thankfully it held o... (more)
The M-F Western Fuels Association coal train heads up the BNSF Lee Ranch Sub to load another 53 cars of coal for the Escalante Power Plant. Google maps is full of crap with the accuracy of backroa... (more)
An Escalante Western coal train from Lee Ranch Mine is on home rails as it is 1 mile from its destination,the Plains Electric Generating Station near Prewitt,NM 11/28/11. The train has just exited... (more)
Escalante Westerns three exB&O SD 40's lead the turn from the power plant near Prewitt, NM passing Lee Ranch Jct enroute to the Lee Ranch mine for loading before heading back to the power plant wh... (more)
Three SD40's have made it down the hill from the Lee Ranch Mine with 52 loads of coal in tow. In just a few minutes, the train will run to the rotary dumper, and the 5200 tons of loaded coal (trai... (more)
After hand lining the switch at Escalante Jct, ESWR 602 and two more ex B&O SD40's are heavy in dynamics holding back 52 loads of coal on the 1.2% grade on the BNSF Lee Ranch Subdivision... Love t... (more)
With the first grade behind them, the engineer of the ESWR 602 has his three SD40's up to track speed after knocking down the clear at Lee Ranch Junction.. The big hill; Ambrosia; lurks ahead, and... (more)
Three SD40's battle up the near two percent grade approaching Lee Ranch Junction with 53 coal loads in tow. What a sound!
After stopping to line the switch and to copy a new track warrant, the Escalante Western WFAX coal empties gather speed enroute to Lee Ranch Mine in a remote part of New Mexico. It was a brisk 19... (more)
The Escalate Western WFAX coal empties approaches Lee Ranch Jct on a cold April morning with some snow on the ground from the night before.