This was our first look at this train. It just kept coming and coming. After counting 181 cars, we knew it was over 2 miles long! This Eastbound manifest had 3 lead units, 4 mid-pushers and 1 DPU... (more)
Many photos have been taken from this bridge, but try to find one with a train over 2 miles long! This Eastbound manifest had 181 cars, 3 lead units, 4 mid-pushers and 1 DPU. Visible is about 2 mi... (more)
12 locomotives easily handle this stack train that has climbed over 6000' in elevation since it left Phoenix. This is mainline mountain action at its best.
The last rays of this warm August sun highlight this stack train.
DPU's give that needed push as this stack train needs to cross the Arizona Divide. In the background, Mt. Humphrey, Arizonas highest peak, looks on.
4994 grinds Eastward toward Flagstaff up the nearly 2% grade.
Clipping along at 50+MPH, the Employee Appreciation Special will soon have to slow to 30MPH approuching Wickenburg.
Returning from California, 4663 notches it up for the last grade to the Divide. A near full moon is visible thru the tower rite above the cab. Sandwiched between the 2 'Pumpkins' is a really clean... (more)
Waiting for the Westbound
Eastbound powers its way toward the Arizona Divide as a "Foamer" gets a front row view.
Take a look at this 10 loco consist! It is all made up in perfect Halloween colors. 4Pumpkins, 2 Black Stallions, then 4 more Pumpkins.
Take a look at the awesome Santa Fe logo. Taggers have not hit this one yet. Eastbound on the Peavine, BNSF 7666 has reached track speed as she crosses the vintage Santa Fe bridge.
Near Miss!! This late nite storm sends lightning to the ground just missing the loaded rail cars inside the yard complex.
If you... (more)
7412 takes the hole so an Eastbound can pass. 40 miles away, the lights of Phoenix brighten the horizon as 2 planes fly high above.. . Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44DCLocation: Morristown, Arizona, USALocomotive #: BNSF 7412Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August 16, 2008