A westbound Union Pacific stack train passes over Cienega Creek Bridge at Vail, Arizona, on April 23, 2017. Note the Arrowedge container behind the power.
UP 8723 leads a pair of SD70Ms and ZLAMQ through the Sonoran Desert National Monument and the Maricopa Mountains.
Cactus are blooming among the grasses in Thunder Basin National Grasslands as a northbound Union Pacific coal train climbs Logan Hill north of Bill, Wyoming, on June 28, 2015.
A westbound Union Pacific intermodal train flies across Cienega Creek Bridge at Vail, Arizona, on the afternoon of April 22, 2017.
Brand new Ferromex ES45AH acting as rear DPU on a long and heavy southbound manifest train, with an AC4400CW #4528 leading and another brand new ES45AH #4838 trailing.
The hot eastbound ZLACWSP9 passes through Crozier Canyon in the late afternoon.
Turn Between Tunnels 8 and 9 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - Poles from the abandon telegraph link between Jacumba and Dos Cabezas stand beside a scenic turn on the Desert Line between Tunnel... (more)
One of four shuttle trains a day carrying copper ore from the huge Ray Mine to Hayden smelter was only a couple miles into it's run to the dumper at Hayden approaching Ray Jct
UP 5985 west rounds one of the many curves around the mountains in the Sonoran Desert just west of Shawmut Arizona on the former SP.
Red Barrel Cactus and the Seven Sisters - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -A trio of Red Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus) frame the view of the seven smaller trestle bridges east of Goat ... (more)
West Portal of Tunnel 11 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - A large Cholla (Genus Cylindropuntia) with numerous blooms on it prepare to burst forward after an unusually wet winter in the Sonoran... (more)
A short six-car Canon City and Royal Gorge Railway passenger train enters the Royal Gorge just east of the old Gorge siding location between Burnito and Gorge, Colorado, on June 2, 2011. EMD F7A N... (more)
With 47 loads of copper ore and three empties, Copper Basin job OT-1 rolls south towards Hayden through the rugged Arizona landscape near Ray Junction,AZ.
The southbound OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is at Kelvin, just north of Ray Junction.
The westbound Local is just past the junction switch with the Ray Branch at Ray Junction. The Local usually runs at night or very late afternoon, so a day time run was a treat.