After picking up the conductor near Escalante Junction, ESWR 603, 601 and 602 are in run 8 getting back up to track speed. They're in charge of 48 empties bound for the Peabody mine.
With their second train of the day, ESWR 602, 601 and 603 roll through Ambrosia Lake with 24 loads of coal for the plant in Prewitt. A cloud threatened to spoil the party, but thankfully it held o... (more)
On a sunny afternoon, the Escalante Junction arrives at the Western Fuels' Association Generating Station with 24 loads of coal. The second unit suffered a failure at the Peabody Mine and the crew... (more)
Not long after departing the Western Fuels' Generating Station in Prewitt, the Escalante Western's trio of SD40-3's exit their own mainline and enter BNSF Lee Ranch Sub trackage at Escalante Junct... (more)
Time is not on the side of the Escalante Western Railway, a subsidiary of the Western Fuels Association. The last day is set for Thursday, April 30th. Enroute from Western Fuels' Escalante Generat... (more)
With 45 cars in tow and a caboose on the rear, #603 leads the Escalante Western coal train on the return trip from the Lee Ranch Coal Mine to the Escalante Power Plant.
Western Fuels Association owned Escalante Western Railway rolls the morning empty train north towards Peabody's El Segundo Mine for loading.
Escalante Western's trio of SD40's are heading back to the power plant with 50 loads of coal on the 1.4% grade of the Lee Ranch Sub
The ESWR unloads coal at the Western Fuels Association plant with their three SD40-2's in charge.
Escalante Western loads head south along BNSF's Lee Ranch Sub seen just north of Ambrosia Lake.
Escalante Western loads rumble through McKinley County on BNSFs Lee Ranch Sub.
Escalante Western Railway SD40 #603 leads the morning loaded train, approaching Lee Ranch Junction, from El Segundo Mine south towards the Escalante Generating Station near Prewitt, New Mexico.
Escalante Western Railway's trio of former B&O SD40's leads the morning empty hopper train east, away from the Escalante Generating Station near Prewitt, New Mexico.
A trio of Escalante & Western Railway SD40's lead 52 loads of black diamonds from El Segundo Mine as they south to the Plains Electric Generating Station just outside of Prewitt, NM.
52 loads of black diamonds round the sweeping curve just north of Lee Ranch Junction as three Escalante & Western Railway SD40's power the train south to Prewitt.