For only a brief time in the Mojave Desert in springtime, a myriad of desert plants come to life, like this flowering cactus with magenta blooms. as the plant soaks up the California sunshine, an ... (more)
Freccia del Sud,Agrigento-Milano
Late afternoon along the Cima Subdivision of the former Los Angeles and Salt Lake...sees this westbound manifest glide downgrade.
A EMD duo downgrade into Mojave with a short train of empty hoppers billed for Mojave yard.
An eastbound Union Pacific autorack train curves through cactus and the green desert plants of springtime at Shawmut, Arizona, on March 30, 2010. The roadbed in the foreground is the former alignm... (more)
A pair of Union Pacific locomotives pull a North Platte, Ne to West Colton, CA manifest up to the summit of Cima Hill, where it'll wait for an eastbound and westbound intermodel trains to pass.
An eastbound stack train marches upgrade across the Sonoran desert floor as the shadows lengthen and another glorious late September day draws to a close.
A loaded autorack train crosses a large wash as it attacks the grade at the west end of Shawmut siding on a beautifully clear morning in the Maricopa Mountains.
The prominent 'whale-back' mounta... (more)
The Saguaros that so characterise Southern Arizona stand vigil over yet another UP freight slowly grinding its way eastwards at Shawmut. Southern Pacific, steam power - you name it, some of these ... (more)
The Joshua Trees stand silent as a 21 car manifest freight from West Colton, CA to Roper(Salt Lake City),UT flys up Cima Hill with engines in a 3+1 DP configuration late in the day on 2/18/13. The... (more)
A late afternoon westbound in the desert west of Shawmut. It was a very slow day and this was the only westbound I saw in 6 hours!
Train to the Clouds next to the cars bound to Viaduct La Polvorilla.
Second loaded ore train to arrive with the daylight crew is easing up to the west end of Hayden.
An eastbound stack train bound for Houston crosses over Lake Amistad, the magnitude of the bridge increased by the low water levels of the lake suffered from another long, dry Texas summer.