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With less than two weeks left in its existence, the famed Escalante Western Railway powers out o... (more)
After picking up the conductor near Escalante Junction, ESWR 603, 601 and 602 are in run 8 getting back up to track speed. They're in charge of 48 empties bound for the Peabody mine.
On a sunny afternoon, the Escalante Junction arrives at the Western Fuels' Association Generating Station with 24 loads of coal. The second unit suffered a failure at the Peabody Mine and the crew... (more)
Not long after departing the Western Fuels' Generating Station in Prewitt, the Escalante Western's trio of SD40-3's exit their own mainline and enter BNSF Lee Ranch Sub trackage at Escalante Junct... (more)
Time is not on the side of the Escalante Western Railway, a subsidiary of the Western Fuels Association. The last day is set for Thursday, April 30th. Enroute from Western Fuels' Escalante Generat... (more)
The ESWR unloads coal at the Western Fuels Association plant with their three SD40-2's in charge.
Escalante Western loads head south along BNSF's Lee Ranch Sub seen just north of Ambrosia Lake.
Escalante Western loads rumble through McKinley County on BNSFs Lee Ranch Sub.
The 53 car Escalante Western makes its morning run up to El Segundo Mine as it rolls across the endless plateaus of northwestern New Mexico
The 53 car Western Fuels Association train of empties head north for El Segundo Mine along Rte 509.
ESWR train traversing the rocky New Mexican landscape near HWY 509 on the morning run up to Peabody Coal Company's Lee Ranch Mine.
ESWR about eight minutes out from its destination at the HWY 509 crossing on the morning run up to Peabody Coal Company's Lee Ranch Mine.
Three ex B&O SD40's lead 52 empty WFAX hoppers up the hill at Lee Ranch Junction, on their way to the Lee Ranch Mine.
Three SD40's howl in dynamics dropping down the 1.5% grade with 52 loaded coal hoppers in tow.
After being told that there were to be "Absolutely no photos of the train, none whatsoever" by the security guards at the power plant, we still managed to find the Escalante-Western and shoot it f... (more)