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El Roco Photography's Collection
 
9/25/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:El Roco Photography
Dates:3/1/2011 - 5/31/2012
Album Info:Pictures from the BNSF Cajon and Needles Subdivisions.
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Classic BNSF Calendar Shot at West Siberia
Title:  Classic BNSF Calendar Shot at West Siberia
Description:  A westbound double stack threads it's way through the s-turns near West Siberia as it ascends the grade of Ash Hill from the East.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 8:59:13 PM
Location:  Ludlow, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6734(ES44C4)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
West Amboy
Title:  West Amboy
Description:  An westbound stack train rolls at a snails pace before a red signal while an eastbound approaches in the distance.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:20:44 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
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Views:  71   Comments: 0
The Eastward Climb of Ash Hill
Title:  The Eastward Climb of Ash Hill
Description:  A manifest train with the blue BNSF #2047 (The Smurf) in the consist passes through the rock cut on the eastern approach to EBCS Ash Hill.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:06:39 PM
Location:  Ludlow, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
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Views:  87   Comments: 1
At Elmers Bottle Farm on Old Route 66
Title:  At Elmers Bottle Farm on Old Route 66
Description:  The Kaiser Hauler rolls out of Barstow on its way to the small yard near the old Kaiser Steel plant on the former A.T.&S.F. Pasadena Subdivision, now owned and operated by Metrolink.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:08:22 PM
Location:  Barstow, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7745(ES44DC)
Views:  136   Comments: 2
East Pisgah - Eastbound and Down
Title:  East Pisgah - Eastbound and Down
Description:  An eastbound double stack train rolls through the signals at East Pisgah in the Mojave.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:25:07 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7823(ES44DC)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
In the Eastern Mojave at CP Klinefelter
Title:  In the Eastern Mojave at CP Klinefelter
Description:  An eastbound stack train meets a westbound autorack train at Klinefelter.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:15:39 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1037(C44-9W)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Ash Hill Grade
Title:  Ash Hill Grade
Description:  An eastbound stack train attacks the grade leading out of Ludlow and up to Ash Hill with Interstate 40 in the background on a warm spring evening.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:22:27 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
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Views:  108   Comments: 4
Into the Mojave Sunset at East Goffs
Title:  Into the Mojave Sunset at East Goffs
Description:  We chased this stack train with Warbonnet No. 750 leading from the Arizona border and finally caught up to it the first time at Klinefelter. The chase continued east through West Ibis, Bannock and finally to East Goffs where we lost the light as the sun went down. You just dont see many Dash-9 warbonnets in the Los Angeles basin anymore, so catching this one was pretty special.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:14:20 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 750(C44-9W)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Two Down Ash Hill
Title:  Two Down Ash Hill
Description:  A pair of BNSF trains pass each other on the west side of Ash Hill near the town of Ludlow California.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:26:45 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Signal,Action
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Views:  60   Comments: 0
Meeting the BNSF at Dagget
Title:  Meeting the BNSF at Dagget
Description:  A manifest train lead by UP 5429 rounds the turn at Dagget where it will roll off the north end of the UP Los Angeles Subdivision and onto BNSF trackage for the trip down the Cajon Pass to the Los Angeles Basin.
Photo Date:  3/30/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:12:11 PM
Location:  Daggett, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5429(AC45CCTE)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Remember the Santa Fe
Title:  Remember the Santa Fe
Description:  We chased this westbound warbonnet from Java all the way to West Goffs where we lost the light. I just love this paint scheme and it is getting harder to find in the Los Angeles basin.
Photo Date:  3/31/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:03:52 PM
Location:  Ludlow, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 750(C44-9W)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
Rollin Deep in the Eastern Mojave at Ibis
Title:  Rollin Deep in the Eastern Mojave at Ibis
Description:  Now my life is fulfilled, because I have seen EBCS Ibis. (For some reason I have always wanted to see Ibis, however it is not near a major highway, and it is about a mile off the paved road in the middle of nowhere.) Ergo, if you have ever wondered where Bum "F" Egypt is located, it is definitively located at Ibis.
Photo Date:  3/31/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:10:26 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6791(ES44C4)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
At Lavic
Title:  At Lavic
Description:  An eastbound stack train rolls toward Ludlow, while a westbound one climbs the hill in the distance near West Pisgah.
Photo Date:  3/31/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:23:53 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6943(ES44C4)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
Around the Bend at Lavic
Title:  Around the Bend at Lavic
Description:  An eastbound double stack threads the s-turns at Lavic and approaches Ludlow California on a cold and windy Spring day.
Photo Date:  4/1/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 8:56:55 PM
Location:  Ludlow, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7228(ES44DC)
Views:  137   Comments: 3
James Stewart in the Mojave at Mile Post 599
Title:  James Stewart in the Mojave at Mile Post 599
Description:  After a long hiatus, James Stewart took a few days off from the racing circuit for Spring Break and traveled out to the Eastern Mojave in search of high adventure along the BNSF Needles Subdivision. Here, Mr. Stewart poses at mile marker 599 while an eastbound pig train (TOFC) meets a westbound stack train near Control Point Homer.
Photo Date:  5/31/2012  Upload Date: 5/11/2012 9:32:04 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
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Views:  137   Comments: 2
Rising Heat
Title:  Rising Heat
Description:  An eastbound manifest train crests the top of Cadiz Summit and starts the slow up hill climb to Danby California.
Photo Date:  3/21/2015  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 3:52:59 PM
Location:  Cadiz, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Night,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4435(C44-9W)
Views:  42   Comments: 0
West Ash Hill - March 2015
Title:  West Ash Hill - March 2015
Description:  Once upon a time, I told Ron Flanary that I was going to do a remake of his iconic March 1995 image depicting the old wooden station sign at Ash Hill California in the Mojave Desert. In the 20 years since Ron snapped his film image, BNSF has added another track, split the control section into both East and West Ash Hills and changed the layout of signals and sidings. The wye at the top of the crest however remains, and in honor of Ron, I shot this image at West Ash Hill which is where the sign in Rons picture was originally situated. (I found the original wood post lying on the ground, but I assume the old sign is on the wall in someones "man cave.") Hopefully, Ron will stick around awhile and I can give him another look at Ash Hill in 2025.
Photo Date:  3/21/2015  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 3:57:37 PM
Location:  Ash Hill, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  28   Comments: 0
Setting Sun Over Cadiz
Title:  Setting Sun Over Cadiz
Description:  An eastbound stack train crests the top of Cadiz Summit and starts the slow up hill climb to Danby California.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 3:49:31 PM
Location:  Cadiz, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Night,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7822(ES44DC)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
Kelso  - A Moment in Time
Title:  Kelso - A Moment in Time
Description:  A westbound stack train rolls through Kelso while descending the Cima grade on its way to Los Angeles. Kelso Depot was once a very busy jumping off point for new recruits joining Pattons desert army during WWII. Patton and his Army practiced in the California Desert during 1942-43 for the invasion of North Africa (aka: Operation Torch). The large water tank on the right side of the image was part of the water system that the Union Pacific operated during Kelsos heyday. There is plenty of evidence still existing of this endeavor in the desert to this day.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 3:43:12 PM
Location:  Kelso, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8033(AC45CCTE)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
New Gevos - Eastbound
Title:  New Gevos - Eastbound
Description:  An eastbound stack train passes through Cadiz on its way to Needles California.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 3:40:42 PM
Location:  Cadiz, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8352(ES44C4)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Spline View at Danby California
Title:  Spline View at Danby California
Description:  Watching the passing of a westbound autorack train at Danby California. (BTW - I'm Not sitting on the deck of the car, rather this is a telesmash image.)
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 3:36:36 PM
Location:  Needles Subdivision, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6954(ES44C4)
Views:  76   Comments: 0


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