Regional train Catania-Randazzo
Overlooked by a forest of yuccas and Joshua trees, a westbound manifest with a brand new GEVO on the point creeps downgrade past the east switch of Chase siding on Cima Hill.
Eastbound OT-1 is approaching the yard at Hayden Junction with 58 loads of copper ore.
A pair of SD70's appear briefly through a gap between the low, rocky hills at the west end of Shawmut siding.
Despite the passage of just a few hours, the clear tranquility of a beautiful morning out in the Sonoran Desert makes it difficult to imagine the previous day's torrential thunderstorms.
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regional train Messina-Palermo
Five 7E3 locomotives haul a loaded coal or coal dust train between Emakwezini and Isangoyana, South Africa
A Sóller-Palma train south of Bunyola, lit by the setting sun.
Kennecott Copper Ray Mines Division #2 waits for the SP job to clear so it can pick up empties for return to Ray Mine. RMD 2 would later become Copper Basin 402.
Copper Basin 304 on its first day of service after being repainted from ICE colors into the now standard scheme. This is ex ICE 4207, nee SP 7246. Train is rounding the curve at the top of the gra... (more)
The 505 takes the empties back to the mine as it approaches the second tunnel on the line. Getting to this location involved this Michigander's first encounter with cactus's and steep cliff's.
UP's Katy heritage unit leads a westbound manifest across the bridge that spans Davidson Canyon as well as the eastbound main.
Dirt roads, cactus and mesquite are plentiful along the Heart of Texas Railroad. The cow skull on the old fence post and the Texas Flag inspired paint scheme really tie it all together in this sce... (more)
Westbound stack train, heading for the port of Los Angeles