A short Cadiz local turns south near Klondike with a colourful mix of four-axle power, plus a green and white Arizona and California unit in transit back to its home road.
It's the next to last day of a two week rail-fanning trip to the desert southwest and luck is on our side, as an afternoon westbound heads through Rice between Parker and Cadiz on the remote Arizo... (more)
Shortly after sunrise at South Siding, five Arizona Eastern B40-8s notch up and get a heavy southbound road train on the move.
After a long afternoon of waiting, the Trona Railway finally quells the increasing level of frustration - and just in the nick of time! With only a minute or two to go before sundown, a headlight ... (more)
It seems like most of the trackage between Ludlow and Ash Hill is occupied by intermodal trains as two eastbounds and one westbound can be seen snaking their way across the Mojave Desert.
With its Southern Pacific lettering still faintly visible, a Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a pair of ex-Union Pacific SD40-2s as they switch cars between Argus and West End, just south of Trona.
Three of the Trona Railway's ageing and faded SD40-2 variants busy themselves switching the sidings between Argus and West End.
Arizona Eastern DASH 8-40B #4006 returns to Claypool yard after switching the copper smelter on the hill overlooking the town.
Coming through! Heading away from the setting sun, a BNSF stack train powers-up as it leaves Ludlow and races towards Ash Hill and points east.
A stack train heads past the Mohawk Mountains on a warm October evening and demonstrates how the 'Sunset Route' gained its famously apt moniker.
An eastbound stack train finally finds a curve in the tracks as it approaches Mohawk in western Arizona.
After uncoupling from their road train which originated in Lordsburg, three Arizona Eastern B40-8s prepare to return south to New Mexico with a short train of tank cars.
Five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold 'geeps' head skyward up the 5% ramp from Clifton to the copper mine at Morenci.
After being returned to the yard at Clifton by the Freeport, McMoran Copper and Gold Railroad, a lengthy rake of sulphuric acid tanks travels the few miles to South Siding in the charge of a pair ... (more)
Loaded wagons head out of Clifton and over the San Francisco river behind four-axle GE power, following an interchange between the Arizona Eastern and the Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold.