about about search support browse contact

Railroading at its Finest

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
Resource Type
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
Or, go to the Search Page
You can search the photos and collections using the links at the top, or log in to use the Forums and other features of the site.
Create a Login
Forget your password?


Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and Trainmen

Brotherhood's Relief and Compensation Fund
California State Railroad Museum
Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Cleveland Memory Project (CSU)
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Lake Forest College Special Collections
McLean County Museum of History
Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive
Norfolk Southern Corporation
North American Railway Foundation
New York Transit Museum
Oakland Museum of California
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

  About Copyright © 2013 Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Major support provided by the North American Railway Foundation