Just a few moments after a calamitous camera drop (which was caused by the excitement of chasing an 'ACe leader' and resulted in a broken lens) a high priority intermodal with an interesting power... (more)
Late in the day, a UP manifest heads west past the Wellton cross-overs.
As the sun climbs high into the sky, an eastbound UP freight negotiates the sweeping curves at Dome.
What can only be described as a 'pretty big train' heads east past the desert outpost of Ludlow, with four units on the head-end and two bringing up the rear of roughly two miles of double-stacks.... (more)
A tunnel motor in faded SP colours leads two similar units and three ex-UP SD40-2's on the steep approach to Searles with loaded hoppers from the plant at Trona.
Another beautiful day dawns at the northern end of the Gila Mountains as a manifest led by four GE's heads east past the old cantilever signal at Dome.
In the early stages of their climb up to the summit of the line at Searles, six faded and battle-scarred EMD's work flat out on the incline between the floor of the Searles Valley and the Trona Pi... (more)
The light power from BNSF'S Cadiz local heads westwards back to Barstow, its work complete for the day after interchanging with the Arizona and California Railroad out in the Mojave Desert. The Ca... (more)
A pair of Tier IV GEs in showroom condition push a westbound manifest beneath the old cantilever searchlights at Dome. Even the knuckle is still spotless and gleaming!
Here they come, nice and slow...the elusive sextet that threw us a curved ball when we were least expecting it - resulting in a breathless chase deep into the Mojave.
Looking six miles through the binoculars to the western horizon sparks a frantic dash to the best vantage point to capture the train we've been hoping to see for several days but which we weren't ... (more)
The Arizona sunrise greets an eastbound manifest as it skirts around the northern edge of the Gila Mountains and passes the old cantilever signal at Dome.
Early morning in the Dome Valley finds empty auroracks heading east past the double crossovers at Wellton and their guardian SP-era cantilever signals.