Nearing the mine, a Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train prepares to cross AZ-98 at Shonto.
The morning coal departs the soon to be closed plant at Page. They'll return a few hours later with 50 cars of coal.
Empty coal heads upgrade approaching Shonto, and eventually the Peabody mine for another load of coal.
Though empty, the eastbound Black Mesa & Lake Powell coal train power has to give it all they've got as they bring their 50 car train upgrade at Cow Springs.
An empty coal train approaches the AZ-98 crossing behind a trio of ex-NdeM E60-2's.
The morning BMLP empty coal train departs the soon-to-be-shut down Navajo Generating Station in Page with 50 empties. The BMLP itself only has a handful of weeks left before it shuts down.
BMLP coal empties pass over Indian Route 16 at Cow Springs bound for the Peabody Mine.
BMLP coal empties approach the Peabody Kayenta Mine and will soon load another train for the Navajo Generating Station in Page. Leading the way are three ex-NdeM E60-2's, the lead motor being the ... (more)