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BNSF's Needles Sub Page
Updated 03/06/2008 Current Picture Count = 44
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    The Needles Sub is desert railroading at its best! This sub might represent the harshest stretch of track in the entire USA. The extreme heat of summer, combined with several grueling grades and a severe lack of water make this a most forbidding location in which to railfan. It is desolate! It is barren! It is AWESOME!

    The Needles Sub extends from Barstow, CA in the west to Needles, CA in the east, well over 150 miles of the desert railroading at its prime. You'll find ancient volcanoes, high plateaus and mountains, and many dry lakes and washes. And you'll find trains. Lots of them. The BNSF through this area of Southern California is unrelenting in the amount of freight trains they are running. It is simply amazing! It seems that almost every train is running on the previous one's block, with minimal spacing between the plethora of hot shot intermodal and mixed freights. The congestion is so concentrated that simply deciding to move from one location to another will almost guarantee that you will miss some train. The volume of traffic here is only overshadowed by the barren beauty that is found in the many valleys, mountains, and plateaus through which the tracks pass. So with this in mind lets go...Click the link for a Map and Railfan guide for the Needles Sub.

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BNSF's Needles Sub Station List
Barstow
Nebo
Daggett
Minneola
Newberry
Hector
Pisgah
Lavic
Ludlow
Ash Hill
Klondike
Siberia
Bagdad
Amboy
Saltus
Cadiz
Danby
Essex
Fenner
Goffs
Homer
Bannock
Ibis
Java
Needles

Barstow...

BNSF's Barstow Yard, CABNSF 4973  Barstow, CABNSF 6200 Barstow, CAUP 4904  Barstow, CA

Nebo...None so far

Daggett...

SF 508 Daggett, CASF 3187 Daggett, CABnsf 1002 Daggett, CABNSF 4306  Daggett, CA

Minneola...None so far

Newberry...None so far

Hector...None so far

Pisgah...None so far

Lavic...None so far

Ludlow...

ATSF 679  Ludlow, CABNSF 4777  Ludlow, CABNSF 4979  Ludlow, CABNSF 4438  Ludlow, CA

Ash Hill...

BNSF 514  Ash Hill, CABNSF 5242  Ash Hill, CABNSF 5490  Ash Hill, CABNSF 4419  Ash Hill, CA

Klondike...

BNSf 4669  Klondike, CABNSF 4556  Klondike, CABNSF 766  Klondike, CA

Siberia...

BNSf 559  Siberia, CA*BNSf 559  Siberia, CA**BNSf 781   Siberia, CA*BNSf 4620  Siberia, CA*BNSf 4620  Siberia, CA*BNSf 4179  Siberia, CA*BNSf 4179  Siberia, CA*

Bagdad...

ATSF 664  Bagdad, CAATSF 943  Bagdad, CA

Amboy...

BNSF 1101  Amboy, CA

Saltus...None so far

Cadiz...

BNSF 2563  Cadiz, CABNSF 4935  Cadiz, CABNSF Cadiz, CA

Danby...None so far

Essex...None so far

Fenner...None so far

Goffs...

BNSF 4955  Goffs, CA

Homer...

Bannock...

BNSF 4784  Bannock, CABNSF 4784  Bannock, CABNSF 6385  Bannock, CA

Ibis...

BNSF 747  Arrowhead Jct, CABNSF 4419  Arrowhead Jct., CABNSF 683  Ibis, CABNSF 786  Ibis, CABNSF Ibis, CA

Java / Klinefelter...

BNSF 793  Klinfelter, CA

Needles...

BNSF 4681  Needles, CA


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