Climbing through the fascinating Trona Pinnacles sprouting up out a dry lake bed in the harsh desert south of Searles Valley, a Trona Railway freight rumbles toward the Union Pacific connection at... (more)
Dynamic brakes whine as a long train of empty hoppers snakes downgrade past the other-worldly landscape of the Searles Valley and Trona Pinnacles.
It's always exciting to find that a train is running on the Trona Railway, as it generally means there'll be several opportunities to see (and hear) some battle-scarred old SD40s giving it their a... (more)
Just before sunset and with their work done for the day, six Trona Railway SD40s head back down the Searles Valley and past the exotic geology of the Trona Pinnacles.
On a warm but windy afternoon with storm clouds building to the south, a long load of empties descends the thirty-or-so miles from Searles to Trona behind six of the Trona Railway's vintage EMDs.
After running light-engines up to Searles yard to pick up fifty coal loads, three Trona Railway EMDs return to the Argus facility near Trona on a warm and slightly hazy October afternoon.
In the early stages of their climb up to the summit of the line at Searles, six faded and battle-scarred EMDs work flat out on the incline between the floor of the Searles Valley and the Trona Pin... (more)
With a significant string of loaded cars behind them, Trona Railway's ex-Southern Pacific & ex-Union Pacific power works together to conquer the stiff grade near the Trona Pinnacles.
Near the southern edge of Death Valley, A Trona Railway freight heads toward the UP connection at Searles, California, moments before sunset on March 15, 2004. The train is passing the Pinnacle Na... (more)
Trona 2005 lifting trona out of Trona. This is a longer Tele of the same train posted awhile back on Railpictures....