A lone orange GEVO pulls the notorious steel coil train across the Mojave Desert as it rounds the curve of Ludlow as it prepares to climb the grade towards Pisgah; and on into Barstow.
Santa Fe 505 East climbs the steep western slope of Ash Hill as it roars through the Mojave Desert past Ludlow. From this vantage point, we can see that the desert is definitely not flat, but has ... (more)
Westbound and making the climb up Ash Hill in the afternoon.
BNSF 6564, 4852, 7899, & 3919 lead an eastbound intermodal train through the Mojave desert west of Ludlow, CA.
A short Cadiz local turns south near Klondike with a colourful mix of four-axle power, plus a green and white Arizona and California unit in transit back to its home road.
It seems like most of the trackage between Ludlow and Ash Hill is occupied by intermodal trains as two eastbounds and one westbound can be seen snaking their way across the Mojave Desert.
Coming through! Heading away from the setting sun, a BNSF stack train powers-up as it leaves Ludlow and races towards Ash Hill and points east.
Hustling its westbound Z train through the small desert community of Ludlow, BNSF 5293 gives a few honks to those of us taking photos below as it prepares to negotiate the curves west of town.
BNSF C44-9W 4363 & 4438 with BNSF ES44DC 7764 & C44-9W 4696.
An eastbound BNSF manifest slows to a stop short of the Route 66 crossing at Ludlow. The rear of a westbound stack train rounds the curve in the distance.
BNSF 7864 East, V-SBDTUP4-28A with 64 empty racks headed for Tupelo, Mississippi. But first navigating the curves west of Ludlow, CA.
A brace of three General Electric locomotives, representing three different models, lead an intermodal westbound stretched through the town of Ludlow on BNSF's Needles Subdivision.
BNSF 5141, BNSF 6638, BNSF 5912, & NS 8031 lead an eastbound intermodal train between Ash Hill & Siberia.
BNSF 6988 leads an eastbound stack train between Ash Hill and Siberia.