With the western sky lighting up as the sun begins to dip below the horizon, the sound of five 4,400 horsepower locomotives can be heard charging hard in the distance. Battling the steep and long grade out of Kingman, Ariz., a high priority intermodal train from San Bernardino, Calif. to Willow Springs, Ill. races through the high desert of northern Arizona. With over a mile of FedEx cargo, the five General Electric locomotives have no problem of keep up to track speed, 70 MPH, as they hustle towards Crozier Canyon and continue their night-time journey over the Arizona Divide.
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)