The shadows are long as the Cadiz turn from Barstow arrives at its destination with a consist which includes ARZC number 4001, presumably after heading west for some kind of maintenance or repair ... (more)
After depositing their train just north of the yard at Searles for interchange with the UP, seven Trona Railway EMDs head back light engine to Trona on a warm October afternoon.
Something about the Trona Railway just seems to 'look right'... The combination of faded ex-UP/SP SD40s with an ageing rake of hoppers almost seems as though they were designed to blend in with th... (more)
Late on a very warm afternoon, seven of the Trona Railway's veteran six-axle EMD's whine and smoke their way up the gradient towards Searles yard with a train of loaded hoppers and empty acid tank... (more)
The blue hour meets the golden hour on the western leg of the wye at Cadiz, deep in the Mojave desert. After a trip west for reasons unknown, ARZC's 4001 has been returned to home rails by BNSF's ... (more)
The Trona Railway's full complement of seven ex-UP/SP SD40s drift downgrade towards home base after their afternoon trip up to the small yard at Searles to interchange with the Union Pacific.
After a couple of days of heavy rain, strong winds and cool temperatures, the sun makes a welcome return and greets a westbound intermodal as it tops Cima Hill summit behind a relatively new SD70A... (more)
After storms and heavy rain caused damage to the right of way in Afton Canyon, SD70ACe no. 8855 was tasked with providing the power for a short ballast train to take the necessary materials to ass... (more)
The location of Basin, in the depths of the Mojave Desert and at the eastern end of Afton Canyon is a remote and slightly eerie location. The steep and narrow confines of the canyon to the west su... (more)
A train of heavy military equipment is well camouflaged as it heads west across the eastern edge of the Mojave desert on a very warm afternoon.
It's late afternoon, the temperature is around 40 degrees Celsius and a procession of westbound trains are chasing each other on the long climb between Amboy and Ash Hill. Sitting in the shade of ... (more)
Moments before sunset at the end of another hot day in the desert, the golden light reflects off a high priority intermodal as it rounds a curve and heads east between Siberia and Amboy.
Two thirds of the power is visible on a 4x3x2-powered BNSF grain train as it thunders westwards between Ibis and Arrowhead Junction on a warm morning out in the Mojave desert.
Yet another intermodal is illuminated by yet another southern California sunset, yet somehow i never seem to tire of watching these racehorses thundering across the majestic Mojave landscape.
A UP manifest train glides across the box girder bridge which carries westbound (and sometimes eastbound) trains on the Sunset route over Cienega Creek in southern Arizona.