Long before the first train would run on these rails - at 3671 meters above sea level - the sun rises over a magnificent and desolate landscape made of salt flats and volcanoes in the South Lipez ... (more)
Rogoza - At 175 feet below sea level, Rogoza sits atop the border of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys near the Salton Sea. Most of the area lying beyond the sign is lower than sea level... (more)
Abandon - Located in the Sonoran Desert in Southern most part of Anza Borego State Park (San Diego County) the gorge is a geological wonder indeed. The desert line that runs through the C... (more)
It May as Well be Mars - A westbound stack train lead by UP 8461 rolls through the Sonoran Desert at Salton next to the Salton Sea in Southern Riverside County.
Top of the Wye at Ferrum - Looking at the top of the wye at Ferrum California. Loads of iron ore in open gondolas were brought to the small yard at Ferrum located along the Southern Pacif... (more)
(#375) Disney Couldn't have Done it Better - I was amazed while walking through the gorge at the rocks and the tunnels and the cliffs and high banked walls. It just seemed like the Disney... (more)
Goat Canyon Trestle - West Approach - Built in 1932 to by pass a tunnel that had collapsed in an earthquake (located to the right, out of the frame) the trestle at Goat Canyon in the Carri... (more)
Looking South Into Mexico - The abandoned water tower at Dos Cabezas California (San Diego County) sits in the Sonoran Desert in Southern most part of Anza Borego State Park as monument o... (more)
Treading through Utah’s red rock country, Union Pacific’s Potash local approaches Bootlegger Canyon on the northbound trip back to the main line at Brendel on April 4, 2010.
Looking towards Dos Cabezas from outside the gorge at Tunnel #21 - Behind me, Tunnel #21 leads to the gorge side of the Jacumba Mountains. This line has been under an embargo order an... (more)
Into the Worm Hole - Looking into the eastward approach to Tunnel 17 on the desert line in the Carrizo Gorge. (This line has been under an embargo order and there has not been regular... (more)
Line Up With The Seven Sisters - The seven wooden trestle bridges between Dos Cabezas and Goat Canyon are known as the Seven Sisters. The view is looking towards Goat Canyon form the fir... (more)
The Turn at 106 - A whimsical late afternoon view of one of the seemingly infinite turns in the tracks that span the Carrizo Gorge on the desert line. (This line is currently under an e... (more)
The Seven Sisters - The seven wooden trestle bridges between Dos Cabezas and Goat Canyon are known as the Seven Sisters.
Also in the photo to the right are the Railroad: Carrizo Gorge RailwayLocomotive: NoneLocation: Carrizo Gorge - San Diego County, California, USALocomotive #: - - - -Train ID: - - - -Photo Date: January 10, 2014
An eastbound Union Pacific coal train passes through striking desert landscape just west of Floy, Utah, on March 16, 2009. In the foreground, small desert plants struggle to survive in such a low-... (more)