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Trains on Mars
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 274611

This is a westbound stacktrain, heading for the port of Los Angeles, California. My vantage point is about 500 feet above the railhead.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Bard, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: KG1LA
Photo Date: February 17, 2009


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By: Nscalemike

Added: Mar 06, 2009

Views: 4,309
Comments: 8

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 273581

U.S. economical woes are represented on this BNSF Z train in early 2009, but nonetheless it makes for a pretty sight at Essex sprinting across the high desert toward Barstow on the Needles Sub.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Mojave Desert, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7685
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 17, 2009


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By: southlandwarrior

Added: Feb 26, 2009

Views: 3,926
Comments: 3

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 266508

Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr skims along the desert floor at the foot of Utah's Book Cliffs.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 94
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: September 19, 2008


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By: John Ryan

Added: Jan 09, 2009

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Photo of the Week
People's Choice 2

Views: 33,529
Comments: 16

Favorited: 164

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Photo ID: 265581

Railroad: Kazakhstan Railways
Locomotive: 2TE10MK
Location: Shetpe, Kazakhstan
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 21, 2008


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By: Eugene Sterlin

Added: Jan 01, 2009

Views: 8,654
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 263842

Skirting the Book Cliffs near Vista, a Potash Local returns from the Cane Creek Branch near Moab, heading towards Helper, behind 3117 and 3098 in March 1982.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Green River, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 3117
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 18, 2008

Views: 8,149
Comments: 5

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 263542

5412 3101 3118 slowly haul an eastbound slag train in the shadow of the Book Cliffs, near Floy.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Green River, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 1982


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By: Chris Nuthall

Added: Dec 15, 2008

Views: 3,429
Comments: 6

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 263061

Pulling only 30 cars, this is the hottest train on the former LA&SL line.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Sloan, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5020
Train ID: ZLADV
Photo Date: December 10, 2008


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By: Nscalemike

Added: Dec 11, 2008

Views: 3,729
Comments: 3

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 262937

A pair of veteran BN SD40-2's lead a ballast train through Sully Springs, North Dakota.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sully Springs, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7038
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 2008


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By: Ryan Parent

Added: Dec 09, 2008

People's Choice 2

Views: 11,687
Comments: 13

Favorited: 105
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Photo ID: 260771

Zipping though the Utah desert, eastbound "California Zephyr" has an Amtrak California unit in its consist.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 167
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: September 18, 2008


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By: Ron Cady

Added: Nov 20, 2008

Views: 4,934
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 257681

The ex-SP Mina Branch, which the UP still calls the Mina sub even though it no longer goes anywhere near Mina, is for the most part a lonely and desolate operation. The south end of the line is n... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Silver Springs, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1453
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2008


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By: John West

Added: Oct 28, 2008

Views: 3,976
Comments: 5

Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 251893

The westbound California Zephyr is running somewhat late at Floy, Utah, but the passengers are enjoying a spectacular sunset over Utah's desert country.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 91
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: September 18, 2008


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By: John Ryan

Added: Sep 22, 2008

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 2

Views: 19,311
Comments: 9

Favorited: 111

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Photo ID: 251680

Looking more like Mars than Earth, the eastbound California Zephyr skirts the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah. This is likely one of the most difficult spots I've ever shot. Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 94
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: September 19, 2008



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By: John Ryan

Added: Sep 21, 2008

People's Choice 4

Views: 15,169
Comments: 9

Favorited: 83
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Photo ID: 251372

UP 3423 is seen leading a late Potash local back north to Grand Junction in the Colorado River Canyon north of Potash - 12/09/2008

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Moab, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3423
Train ID: LJC53
Photo Date: September 12, 2008


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By: Jonathan Lewis

Added: Sep 18, 2008

Views: 5,638
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 251370

After a long wait UP 3216 is seen leading a late potash local south through the Bootlegger Canyon - 12/09/2008

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Moab, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3216
Train ID: LJC53
Photo Date: September 11, 2008


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By: Jonathan Lewis

Added: Sep 18, 2008

Views: 3,718
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 249239

Passing an older tunnel on the former LA&SL, this rather drab looking train is on its way back to Chicago, Illinois to deliver empty TOFC cars.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Sloan, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5142
Train ID: ILACSR
Photo Date: September 02, 2008


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By: Nscalemike

Added: Sep 02, 2008

Views: 3,760
Comments: 4

Favorited: 16

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