A stack train glints as it snakes east through the desert at Ludlow, CA on the BNSF Needles Sub as the sun sets on a very windy and dusty day in April 2009.
Eastbound on a fine Sunday morning. 7457 is no stranger to the Needles Sub. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=273489&nseq=5
10 units (1st 2 or 3 on line) head east with a short Intermodal.
Rolling nicely down Ash Hill, a WBD stacker swiftly curves into Ludlow at sunset.
BNSF 5162 climbs out of Ludlow, CA with a Barstow - Galesburg manifest.
BNSF 5262 leads the 3rd of 4 eastbound trains past a pile of 5 westbounds waiting due to "Maintenance in the way" at Pisgah.
BNSF 7658 leads a manifest down the hill into Ludlow.
This Eastbound manifest has just passed through Ludlow working up Ash Hill.
A pair of BNSF intermodal trains pass by each other in the Ludlow area.
BNSF assists the over 10 hours delayed "Southwest Chief"
NRHS special heads east to Williams, Arizona.
The sun is just about to duck behind the hills of Ludlow as a westbound stack train passes by.