A nice lash-up of second generation six-axle locomotives blast upgrade out of the Searles Valley. The train heavy in Trona (Soda Ash) was loaded in Trona, CA at the huge chemical p... (more)
The Searles Turn runs around their inbounds at the UP interchange.
The empty return train to Trona rolls past the dry lake beds and Trona Pinnacles.
The empty return train to Trona with 3 former SP motors on point.
Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a short train downgrade at the Trona Pinacles with 3 of its fellow EMD counterparts. An early departure from Searles station enabled some great evening shots of the ret... (more)
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific is somewhere midway on its run to Searles.
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific heads west of Pinnacles as the late afternoon light beings to fade.
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific passes the world famous Pinnacles in the Searles Valley.
An afternoon interchange train for the Union Pacific leaves the Searles Valley Mineral plant and heads into the desolate land between Trona and the yard in Sealres.
Trona Railawy 2005 leads a northboundd loaded coal train out of Searles Jct., CA enroute to Trona, CA.
Trona Railway SD40T-2 #2005 leads a train of loaded soda ash toward the Union Pacific interchange at Searles, as it passes the Westend chemical complex in Trona.
The Trona Railway begins their day in the late afternoon with the temps pushing 112+ which really didnt seem to phase the crew with how efficient they were working.
On the return from Searles, half the power was cut allowing this former Southern Pacific tunnel motor to lead the empty string of hoppers back to Trona.
No that's not a mirage.....With the weight of their soda ash train now fully on the uphill grade leaving the barren Searles Valley, which will persist all the way to Searles, the thunderous roar e... (more)