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Southern California and Arizona 2014
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 517061

On a clear morning in the Mojave Desert a stack-train snakes its way around the superb little viewpoint of Sand Hill, just west of Ludlow. If a train manages to sneak up on you here you've almost ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7162
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2014


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Added: Jan 31, 2015

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Photo ID: 516823

On a hot afternoon deep in the Mojave Desert, a high priority intermodal blasts past the Ship Mountains and through Cadiz as it races west.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Cadiz, California, USA
Locomotive #: 8277
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2014


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Added: Jan 30, 2015

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Photo ID: 516502

Late on a warm afternoon in the Mojave, time almost seems to stand still as a heavy load of double-stacks crawls agonisingly towards the summit of Cima Hill.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Cima, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7874
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 2014


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Added: Jan 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 515753

A well-loaded westbound stack-train takes the 'scenic' route up Goff's Hill between Ibis and Arrowhead Junction.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Needles, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7545
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2014


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Added: Jan 23, 2015

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Photo ID: 514736

A new ACe's 'armour yellow' paint gleams in the morning sun as it pushes an eastbound stack train through the curves at Shawmut.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 8849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2014


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Added: Jan 16, 2015

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Photo ID: 504957

A faded GE leads a sparkling new SD and two more GE's as they power towards the summit of Cima hill with a big mixed freight late in the afternoon.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Cima Hill, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5791
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 2014


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Added: Nov 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 504734

The relentless flow of traffic on BNSF's southern transcon continues as an eastbound, 5-unit stack train drops away from the continental divide and approaches Darling siding.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Flagstaff, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7073
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 2014


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Added: Nov 02, 2014

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Photo ID: 504578

After crossing the continental divide a few miles back, a BNSF intermodal stretches its legs as it continues its eastward journey past the old wye at Angell.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7181
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 2014


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Added: Nov 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 504533

A pair of 'C4's' perform a slightly puzzling manoeuvre as they come to a halt on the bridge over Canyon Diablo. After crossing the bridge with an eastbound intermodal they stopped, disconnected fr... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Flagstaff, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6788
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 09, 2014


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Added: Nov 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 504457

On a hot afternoon, four-axle BNSF power heads out to Cadiz with traffic to interchange with the Arizona and California Railroad.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 508
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2014


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Added: Oct 31, 2014

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Photo ID: 504320

All three sets of power (4+3+2) are visible on a loaded grain train as it thunders up towards Arrowhead junction on a perfect afternoon in the desert. Of note are a warbonnet SD75I fourth unit fro... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4341
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2014


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Added: Oct 30, 2014

Views: 1,558
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Photo ID: 504172

An SD70ACe DPU eases down off the summit of Cima Hill on the rear end of a westbound intermodal. My Dad, Geoff, captures the scene as we enjoy yet another amazing vacation of railroad action, brea... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8567
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 2014


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Added: Oct 29, 2014

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Photo ID: 504155

Amongst creosote bushes that are positively glowing from the monsoon season rains, a steel serpent slithers through the silica-strewn scenery, just west of Ludlow.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8276
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2014


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Added: Oct 29, 2014

Views: 1,777
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Photo ID: 504042

On a crystal clear morning, a mix of double-stacks and trailers makes steady westward progress up Ash Hill behind three GEVO's.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2014


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Added: Oct 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 504028

A horn blows to announce the approach of a westbound at Cima summit and a few minutes later a K-Line stack train appears over the brow of the hill behind three generations of GE locomotives.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7353
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 2014


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Added: Oct 28, 2014

Views: 1,568
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Favorited: 1
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