Desert view

The Needles Subdivision north of Needles was unknwon terrain to us. We had driven through the region twice, but never really explored it. Time to bring some change. Landscape-wise, it is a desert. The railroad line is surrounded by hills, allowing for good views. Here we see the Sacramento Mountains in the background, and a container train heading west in nothing but dry desert. The first engine is wearing the BNSF heritage III scheme, the second one the older heritage II scheme.

BNSF 7004, Needles (CA) 27-5-2014
BNSF 7004 with a westbound container train. Needles (CA), 27.5.2014

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