Taken along the Needles Sub, "Plain Jane" rolls through CP Ludlow on it's trek across the Mojave Desert.
Running westward through the big gorge at East Ash Hill. Well big in California terms!
A westbound mixed frieght makes it's way through Ludlow.
An eastbound z-train passes through Ash Hill with BNSF's lucky engine 7777 leading.
The Crazy Train, BNSF 5150, passes through the control signals at Ash Hill as firstlight bounces of the side of the train.
The nice thing about the desert is the chance to get a complete shot of the whole train. Here a westbound ethanol train led by a warbonnet, then a KCS Southern Belle and a TFM engine head through ... (more)
A westbound climbs the step grade at Klondike taking the huge S curve towards Ash Hill.
A westbound stack train makes it's way up the steep grade from Siberia into Klondike.
Four BNSF GEs lead an eastbound freight across the Mojave at Ludlow. Interstate 40 can be seen in the distance behind the train.
BNSF 4793 leads an eastbound stack train across the Mojave desert at Ludlow as seen from the Route 66 grade crossing. more)
BNSF 5349 leans through the S-curves and by the crossovers at Ludlow on main 2 with the first of 30 trains seen between 0715 and 1815 in the Ludlow area
A high priority manifest train headed for Tulsa, Oklahoma rounds the bend near Ludlow.
A westbound on main #2 makes the sharp turn turning it away from Route 66 back to the east for the long climb through Klondike.
Two westbounds run west between Siberia and Klondike. The closest train is on main #1, usually used for eastbounds, but the shorter route gives this z-train a chance to pass the other westbound in... (more)
A westbound passes through the big town of Ludlow in the Mojave Desert. Also note, the 4th engine has a Conrail door on the front of the cab.