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Southern California and Arizona 2013
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 458078

Coasting downgrade past the stark outline of the Dead Mountains, three CSX leading units and a CSX/Union Pacific DPU pairing do their best to disguise the fact that this eastbound stack train is o... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Needles, California, USA
Locomotive #: 882
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2013


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Added: Nov 10, 2013

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Photo ID: 458076

Westbound stacks on the eastern edge of California approach the Route 95 crossing on the lengthy climb up to Goffs.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Needles, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2013


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Added: Nov 10, 2013

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Photo ID: 457890

With the imposing Dead Mountains behind, a lengthy train of double-stacks battles its way upgrade between Ibis and Arrowhead Junction on a warm afternoon out on the Needles subdivision.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Needles, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2013


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Added: Nov 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 457108

A train of empty well-cars snakes downgrade through the confines of Kingman Canyon as a loaded train heads east on the other track.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Kingman, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7869
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2013


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Added: Nov 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 456857

After waiting for several intermodals to clear, a train of DIFCO side tipplers loaded with large boulders heads out of the siding and over the hill at Goffs. The train continued a few miles east t... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: ES44C4
Location: Needles, California, USA
Locomotive #: 6715
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2013


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Added: Oct 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 456728

After arriving at Arrowhead Junction on BNSF's southern transcon it wasn't long before the action started. The first two trains were eastbound and westbound intermodals which conspired to meet at ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Needles, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7070
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2013


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Added: Oct 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 456578

An eastbound stack train marches upgrade across the Sonoran desert floor as the shadows lengthen and another glorious late September day draws to a close.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 7420
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 30, 2013


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Added: Oct 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 456460

A loaded autorack train crosses a large wash as it attacks the grade at the west end of Shawmut siding on a beautifully clear morning in the Maricopa Mountains. The prominent 'whale-back' mounta... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 8025
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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Added: Oct 27, 2013

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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 454983

A common power combination for Sunset Route intermodals is a GEVO/SD70ACe pairing assisted by a tail end DPU. Just such an eastbound heads up the steepening grade at Shawmut on a glorious late Sep... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 7477
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 27, 2013


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Added: Oct 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 454959

The sound of whining dynamic brakes are heard and shortly afterwards the angular features of an SD70ACe come into view as a train of loaded autoracks glides around the elevated curve at Shawmut.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 8759
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2013


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Added: Oct 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 454832

Three SD70M's coast around the tight curve at Shawmut with a westbound intermodal. This enigmatic location out in the Sonoran Desert is where the 'Sunset Route' weaves its way through the narrow g... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 4522
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2013


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Added: Oct 12, 2013

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Photo ID: 454655

The Saguaros that so characterise Southern Arizona stand vigil over yet another UP freight slowly grinding its way eastwards at Shawmut. Southern Pacific, steam power - you name it, some of these ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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Added: Oct 10, 2013

Views: 1,850
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 454542

Eastbound stacks make their way upgrade through the Saguaro-studded scenery at Shawmut shortly before sunset. The older, abandoned alignment up the hill is visible behind the train.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 26, 2013


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Added: Oct 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 454429

After climbing steadily on straight track from Gila Bend, an eastbound stack train really knuckles down as it twists and turns up the steep grade at Shawmut. The Sonoran wilderness is a very atmos... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 26, 2013


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Added: Oct 08, 2013

Views: 3,075
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Photo ID: 454268

One of an increasing number of autorack trains passes over the photogenic bridge at Canyon Diablo - the deep and narrow ravine that bisects the plain between Winslow and Winona in Northern Arizona... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Winslow, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 4747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 2013


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Added: Oct 07, 2013

Views: 3,551
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