The Trona Railway begins their day in the late afternoon with the temps pushing 112+ which really didnt seem to phase the crew with how efficient they were working.
Shortly before reaching the summit, train IBRLC screams through Tehachapi Valley after winding and grinding up the steady 2% grade from Bakersfield.
After clearing the last tunnel on Tehachapi Pass at cable, IBRLC approaches the town of Tehachapi with a trio of EMD products.
Westbound Arizona & California train 708 slowly approaches the BNSF interchange at Cadiz, CA.
After picking up three Arizona & California engines that were left in the siding at Fishel over the weekend for some unknown reason, the westbound Cadiz Turn is back on the move on this 108 degree... (more)
After picking up three Arizona & California engines that were left in the siding at Fishel over the weekend for some unknown reason, the westbound Cadiz Turn is back on the move seen here at Skele... (more)
RCP&E 6434 west rolls through Milligan, CA on the Arizona & California railroad headed for the BNSF interchange at Cadiz.
A pair of ex-IC&E SD40-2s are seen trolling across the California Desert on the Arizona & California main line to Cadiz.
Westbound Arizona & California road train is seen passing through Rice, CA with a pair of ex-IC&E SD40-2s. The small ghost town is home to the famous Shoe Fence and the railroad right-of-way is li... (more)
Monsoon season over the great Southwest is in full swing as the Black Mesa & Lake Powell brings another loaded coal train to the Navajo Generating Station at Page.
Late evening storms sweep the Navajo Nation as a loaded Black Mesa & Lake Powell crests the hill at Shonto.
Eastbound Black Mesa empties roll across 78 mile line extending through the Navajo Nation Reservation seen here just south of Kaibito.
Black Mesa & Lake Powell empties depart the plant at Page, AZ just a few minutes before 1500.
D&SNGRR #481 passes through Rockwood shortly before entering the Hi-Line and the Animas River Canyon.
The second train of the day passes the water tower at Hermosa. Here, the train will begin its ascent to Rockwood and on into the Animas River Canyon.