A pair of Union Pacific locomotives pull a North Platte, Ne to West Colton, CA manifest up to the summit of Cima Hill, where it'll wait for an eastbound and westbound intermodel trains to pass.
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.
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)
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)
The Joshua Trees stand silent as a 21 car manifest freight from West Colton, CA to Roper(Salt Lake City),UT flys up Cima Hill with engines in a 3+1 DP configuration late in the day on 2/18/13. The... (more)
A late afternoon westbound in the desert west of Shawmut. It was a very slow day and this was the only westbound I saw in 6 hours!
Train to the Clouds next to the cars bound to Viaduct La Polvorilla.
Second loaded ore train to arrive with the daylight crew is easing up to the west end of Hayden.
An eastbound stack train bound for Houston crosses over Lake Amistad, the magnitude of the bridge increased by the low water levels of the lake suffered from another long, dry Texas summer.
Scarce vegetation can be found in this desertic area, many cacti accompany the passage of trains of iron in a very cold and cloudy day, not common to observe in those places.
Santa Fe's 891 train snakes through Arizona's scenic Crozier Canyon on Oct. 7, 1995.
One tends to pick their path very carefully when walking to a photo spot here. The Cape Natal line into and out of Creighton was a wonderful venue for charters with this engine, but sadly Transne... (more)
Just beginning the slow descent downgrade toward Kelso, a westbound UP intermodal train passes through the summit of Cima Hill on the old LA&SL route.
A quartet of Super Fleet warbonnets lead a Santa Fe piggyback train through Kingman Canyon.
Northbound train headed to the Copper Basin interchange. This road is now back in service running once or twice a week.