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Eastbound BNSF freight at Cadiz Yard, Calif. March 6, 2006

Cadiz Yard, Eastbound

The sun’s been up for awhile, and it’s hot enough for March – but we’re enjoying the parade of eastbounds passing through the small interchange yard at Cadiz, California along BNSF’s Needles Sub. While I never got to see the “real” Santa Fe in action, it was good enough for me to watch trains follow […]

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A BNSF westbound TOFC train takes the signal at Ash Hill, Calif. on BNSF's Needles Subdivision. March 6, 2006.

Ash Hill, Westbound

A bird (hey, I’m a railfan, not an ornithologist!) is perched atop a telegraph pole, while a BNSF crew gives a quick blast of the horn to the signal maintainers standing by in their trucks, as we hear the squeal of 85-foot flatcars hustling Schneider and Hunt trailers to their west coast destination.

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Southbound passes CP SP 338 North end Bealville, Tunnel 2

Tunnel 2 (Bealville, Calif.)

Perched atop the hill at Tunnel 2, we witness a meet on the Bealville siding on UP’s Mojave subdivision at milepost 337.8. Note the headlight of the approaching northbound, behind our slow-moving southbound. March 5, 2006.

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