An ore train from the mine at Ray, AZ poses with the saguaro cactus in Kelvin as it delivers another load of copper ore for the smelter in Hayden, AZ.
Nice line-up of fallen flag boxcars. B&O round top, DL&W (Route of the Phoebe Snow), Great Northern, Burlington....just about as interesting as the steam engine pulling them.
Copper Basin Railway’s empty ore train No. OT-2 rumbles through Ray Junction, Arizona, on March 29, 2010. Spring has sprung in the high desert, as the Gila River is running brown and a hillside of... (more)
Passing through the Sonoran Desert National Monument, this east bound inter-model is watched by the Saguaro cacti.
A westbound UP manifest passes over the famed Cienega Creek bridge as the cacti in the foreground bath in the late fall desert sun on November 23, 2012.
Warren Curve Two Union Pacific SD90MACs (true 6000 h.p. SD90MAC-H locomotives), Nos. 8521 and 8513, pull a long freight eastbound through Warren, California, on March 28, 2001.
A westbound UP stack train passes one of the many Sonoran Cactus in the Shawmut area as it heads towards Gila Bend to meet 3 eastbounds on 11/24/12.
Sonoran cactus bathe in the desert sun as a eastbound UP Z train passes by at Shawmut,AZ on 11/24/12.
On Black Friday 2012, UP's hot Z train from Atlanta,GA to Los Angeles,CA hauls some Tropicana orange juice and other goods westbound as it crosses over the famed Cienega Creek bridge east of Vail,... (more)
Empty Coal from Tucson Electric Light & Power eastbound at Ciennega Creek. The Ciennega Road Bridge, on the right, was recently added to the register of historic places.
A BNSF train of empty racks heads at Crookton, AZ heads east to be re-loaded, while a cactus catches the last golden rays of sunshine and soon would become glint cactus.
A BNSF TOFC train rolls through Kingman Canyon, while scampering around the rocks in the canyon one needs to be mindful of the cactus. I saw more than one individual move to swiftly only to find o... (more)
Marching through the desert A Santa Fe westbound passes a Joshua tree west of Jimgrey, California, on March 7, 1996. Even though the railroad is now officially BNSF at this date, it’s h... (more)
A empty CBRY ore train drifts into the mine and away from the photographers grasp. Within the next hour and half the train will be loaded and readied for another trip to Hayden.