Head end of a long coal train parked outside Mojave, CA. Red lights lending a Christmas aura to the scene are from the wind turbines that surround the area. There are hundreds, and the lights al... (more)
Another parked train on Thanksgiving night. This one featured a patched Southern Pacific unit on the point.
A Trona bound coal train rolls through Saltdale on Union Pacific's Lone Pine Branch shortly before beginning the climb for the last 20 miles to Searles, and the junction with the Trona Railway.
Four Aces! A unit soda ash train led by a quartet of SD70ACes, rounds a sweeping curve several miles south of Cantil on UP's Lone Pine Branch. This train originated on the Trona Railway, a... (more)
The Lone Pine Local nears the end of its trip over the branch, as it brings its loads of soda ash and empty coal hoppers into Mojave.
Two Trona Railway units briefly idle at Searles, as they wait to be coupled to the rear of a loaded coal train for the downhill trip back to Trona.
Three AC units lug a coal train - bound for the Trona Railway - up a short grade near Cantil, as the last few minutes of sunlight illuminate the desert floor.
Four SD70ACes lead an export unit soda ash train, as it crosses one of the many dry washes on Union Pacific's Lone Pine Branch.
Four aging Trona Railway EMDs shove a cut of covered hoppers out of Searles toward the end of Union Pacific's Lone Pine Branch. The cars are loaded with soda ash, and will be tied down until Unio... (more)
As the moon rises in the eastern sky, an empty unit coal train led by AC4400 #6688 slowly rolls over one of the many wooden trestles that are still in use on Union Pacifc's Lone Pine Branch betwee... (more)
Two AC4400s lug a Trona bound unit coal train over a hill as it approaches Saltdale on the Lone Pine Branch.
As the sun drops behind the mountains, the light silhouettes a row of wind turbines lining the ridge, and reflects off what little water resides in Koehn Lake, while a unit coal train bound for th... (more)