At sunrise in the Maricopa Mountains, an eastbound UP stack train roars up the grade at Shawmut as it struggles through the many curves on the Sunset Route here.
Late in the day, an SP SD45T-2 leads an eastbound UP stack train from the ICTF up the constant 1.0 percent grade at Shawmut.
A variety of motive power lifts an eastbound UP stack train up the 1.0 percent grade of the Maricopa Mountains at Shawmut.
A North Line Local heads back to Tucson on Main One as it approaches the old El Paso & Southwestern bridge over Main Two at Cienega.
Union Pacific's oil train passes a Joshua tree at M.P. 388 at Ansel California, on March 7, 2001.
As the cactus looks on, a stack train rolls through the canyon just west of Kingman Arizona on a very busy evening on the Transcon.
Four Santa Fe Dash 8-40BWs speed an eastbound intermodal train out of Sais, New Mexico, for a trip through Abo Canyon on May 23, 1991.
ATSF 3751 trundles across the Arizona desert passing a lonely blooming cactus on its way westbound to Parker, AZ. It would be another late night for the train, its passengers, and the associated ... (more)
Westbound on the A&C at Hope in the last bit of daylight.
Yet another intermodal train heads east through Kingman Canyon on BNSF's transcontinental conveyor belt.
With around 10-12 trains per day, catching a meet on Cima Hill isn't common. Here, MWCRO 03 with an SP Painted DPU holds the siding for a meet with domestic doublestacker KG1LA 02.
The daily West Colton to Roper freight takes the siding at the top of Cima hill for a meet with hot doubestack KG1LA.
Another load from the Ray mine heads towards the smelter in Hayden.
LAST DAYS IN ARIZONA; As my days living in Tucson are very limited, I decided to head out to Cienega Creek one more time. I remember when I first go to Tucson I was enamored by the place, and spen... (more)