USG# 111 crosses the heavily tagged Carrizo Wash Bridge with the afternoon gypsum train bound for the quarry in the Fish Creek Mountain Range.
USG# 112 slowly pulls the morning gypsum train through the unloading chute at Plaster City
Make Life Last, Put Safety First. Important words to live by, especially when working in industry. At the Plaster City, California processing plant DL-535-E #112 spots its train of hopper ... (more)
"The door is closed!" Steve Barry's cry rang across the Ocotillo Wells desert, the four words none of us thought we'd hear on a 100°+ day. Nevertheless, the second departure from the US Gy... (more)
Looking sharp in new paint, one of US Gypsum's two narrow-gauge DL535Es backs to its train of empty gons as it builds the morning mine run.
It's a toasty 106 degrees and F-18's roar in the distance as the USG 111 with its new paint scheme departs Plaster City and heads north to the US Gypsum Mine. This must be one of the last freight ... (more)
US Gypsum's narrow gauge mine train unloads at Plaster City.
US Gypsum's morning mine run has just completed unloading and shoves the cars back to their storage siding while the crew will switch out a water car. A narrow gauge MLW unit powers the train.
The next mine run is about to begin as USG's rail crew heads light towards their train on a warm November afternoon.
One of USG's rare narrow gauge DL535Es heads light through the aggregate unloader on its way to pick up a train of empties for a mine run.
Release the brake pipe for test before leaving to the mine
Switch job in Plaster City in order to add the water tank car on the next trip to the mine
US Gypsum's Plaster City plant sports the last narrow gauge railroad industrial railroad in the United States. I've known about this operation for sometime, primarily at the lynchpin customer in a... (more)