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  1. Desert Wind Blows Into Cajon Summit

    Desert Wind Blows Into Cajon Summit

    Amtrak F40PH #223 leads eastbound Train #36, the Desert Wind, over Santa Fe's First District trackage on the approach to Cajon Pass Summit in 1983.
  2. Catenary Wires

    Catenary Wires

    A Black Mesa & Lake Powell train rolls west with a coal train in the late afternoon with several E60's and E60C's on the front. This isolated 78 mile railroad is situated in northern Arizona for the purpose of hauling coal from a mine to a power plant.
  3. Desert Storm on the Transcon

    Desert Storm on the Transcon

    Driving home from a trip to Seligman last spring, I took the long way home and stopped to take photos of the stormy skies just outside of Bagdad, California. Caught this dash 9 before the skies opened up. Yes, the green shrub is distracting, but taking it out is not allowed here. It was there...
  4. The Desert Wind blows through Pasadena

    The Desert Wind blows through Pasadena

    Amtrak Train #35, the westbound Desert Wind, arrives at the passenger depot in Pasadena, CA in 1984 after its run down the 2nd District of the ATSF.
  5. Desert Wind Blows Through Cajon

    Desert Wind Blows Through Cajon

    The Desert Wind, eastbound Train #36, kicks up fresh ballast dust as it heads through Pine Lodge on Santa Fe's First District in Cajon Pass in 1984.
  6. empty spaces

    empty spaces

    Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  7. Stacks East thru Hodge

    Stacks East thru Hodge

    Eastbound stack train rolls thru Hodge on the Cajon Sub in the Mojave Desert in Southern California on April 17th, 2004. Hodge is on the westward side of the BNSF hub at Barstow, California.
  8. Zhongwei

    Zhongwei

    Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's departing Zhongwei China 1993.
  9. December in the Desert

    December in the Desert

    "The desert in December" December 26, 2003, Siberia CA. Image 2003 M. Ross Valentine
  10. wind, sand and the Swift train

    wind, sand and the Swift train

    Two warbonnets pull a late Swift trailer train at Frost in Victorville, California. This image was captured in November 2001. Sand and wind can kick up to look like a fog bank as seen here.
  11. victorville local at frost

    victorville local at frost

    The local out of Victorville heads towards Hesperia at the flyover at Frost, California. This photo also shows the nearby Mojave Narrows Regional Park that features camping, fishing, and horseback riding besides the ever popular hobby of watching trains.
  12. meet at frost

    meet at frost

    Meets at Frost can happen at any time due to the high volume of trains on the Cajon Sub. Victorville, CA on the BNSF's Cajon Sub. Union Pacific has rights over the these tracks between Riverside and Daggett.
  13. rails thru the mojave

    rails thru the mojave

    Out in the middle of no where, there is a siding. It is called Field. I am near Field, looking towards Dunn. There is basically nothing at either siding. It is a great place to collect rocks, tho... I just may drive to Field and Dunn tomorrow...
  14. Parker, Arizona

    Parker, Arizona

    Photo by Leanne Hall. July 8, 2003. Arizona & California depot.
  15. Parker, Arizona Depot

    Parker, Arizona Depot

    Photo from back of Arizona & California Depot. July 8, 2003. Photo by Leanne Hall.
  16. Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    B&B crossing the desert from Parker, Arizona. Photography by Leanne Hall. July 8, 2003. Photo shoot for Railamerica.
  17. Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    B&B crossing the desert from Parker, Arizona. July 8, 2003. Photography by Leanne Hall. Photo shoot for Railamerica.
  18. Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Train

    Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Train

    B&B Crossing the desert from Parker, Arizona. July 8, 2003. Photography by Leanne Hall. Photo shoot for Railamerica.
  19. Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    B&B red cirus train crossing the Colorado River. July 8, 2003. Photography by Leanne Hall. Photo shoot for Railamerica.
  20. Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    Barnum & Bailey Red Circus Train

    B&B red circus train passing through A&C Depot in Parker, AZ. July 8, 2003. Photography by Leanne Hall. Photo shoot for Railamerica.



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