Led by a foursome of aged and weathered EMD veterans the daily local from Trona to Searles is slowly climbing out of the Searles Valley. Westend Facility, Lake Searles and in the background Trona are visible.
In front ex SP tunnelmotor SD40T-2 #2006, followed by ex SP SD40R #2002 and the two ex UP SD40-2 #2007 and #2008.
The EMD SD (special duty) series are a strong and reliable kind of locomotive which still serve America's rails today. They have proved themselves reliable by clocking in several million miles of freight service.