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BNSF in Mojave Desert
Three BNSF Railway intermodal trains crossing the Mojave Desert east of Ludlow, California, at dusk in September 1995. The route is part of the ex-Santa Fe mainline, which links Chicago with Los Angeles, one of the busiest in the nation. The photographer used the glint frpm the low sunlight to accentuate the trains against the vast landscape. In 2008, this photograph was selected as one of the "100 Greatest" ever published in Trains magazine.
Alternate Title BNSF Railway Intermodal Trains Crossing Mojave Desert, 1995 (editor's title)
Source Mark Hemphill, Camas, Washington
Coverage Spatial, east of Ludlow, California; Temporal, September 1995
Rights Mark Hemphill
Date Created 1995
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Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location east of Ludlow, California
Creator Description Mark W. Hemphill photographed trains for more than two decades, and was the editor of Trains magazine from 2001 to 2005. He later spent 20 months in Iraq as the U.S. government's liaison to the Iraqi National Railways. He now lives near Portland, Oregon, where he works as a consultant to the railroad industry and serves on the Center for Railroad Photography & Art's board of directors.
Collection Mark Hemphill Collection
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