Six SD40-2 variants lead the westbound Trona interchange train into Searles Jct. In the foreground are empty hoppers on the stub-ended UP Lone Pine branch awaiting pickup.
Six SD40-2 variants lead the westbound Trona interchange train near Spangler, CA on a beautiful Fall afternoon in the Mojave desert.
After running light-engines up to Searles yard to pick up fifty coal loads, three Trona Railway EMDs return to the Argus facility near Trona on a warm and slightly hazy October afternoon.
Six graduates of Electro-motive's La Grande, IL erecting hall, class of the SD40 series, bring the westbound empty Trona 'coal buckets' out of the Searles Valley and towards an interchange with th... (more)
Arriving at Searles, 6 Trona EMD's will set out there train for the UP before returning to Trona.
Just after crossing Searles Station Road, the westbound Trona road freight sounds great grinding up hill with the throttle's wide open!
6 Trona EMD's lug a long train through the Spangler OHV area just south of Searles.
Leaving Trona behind for a 30 miles run to the interchange with Union Pacific at Searles. Nothing can beat the feeling of solitude in the Pinnacles Valley.
Trona Ry daily train to interchange point with Union Pacific at Searles depart Trona with six EMD units and a empty train of coal cars.
Five Trona Railway EMDs lug 12 loaded covered hoppers, and a long string of coal empties out of the Searles Valley. In 23 miles the train will reach the summit at Searles where the cars will be i... (more)