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.
A warm easterly breeze flattens the exhaust from six Trona Railway SD40s as they toil upgrade past the Trona Pinnacles.
With just a few miles left to go, six of the Trona Railway's 'second generation' EMDs are making steady progress as they attack the long grade up through the Spangler Hills to the interchange at S... (more)
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.
It's always exciting to find that a train is running on the Trona Railway, as it generally means there'll be several opportunities to see (and hear) some battle-scarred old SD40s giving it their a... (more)
With its Southern Pacific lettering still faintly visible, a Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a pair of ex-Union Pacific SD40-2s as they switch cars between Argus and West End, just south of Trona.
Three of the Trona Railway's ageing and faded SD40-2 variants busy themselves switching the sidings between Argus and West End.
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)