The UP Gila Sub is the ex-Southern Pacific Sunset Route that runs 255 miles from Yuma, AZ, to Tuscon, AZ.
In the Shawmut area, the railroad works thru the Sonoran Desert and around the Maricopa... (more)
The railroad relocated this section of track around Shawmut in 1959 to reduce some of the curves from the original railroad that was constructed in 1879 by the SP of Arizona. The railroad drops do... (more)
The UP Gila Sub is the ex-Southern Pacific Sunset Route that runs 255 miles from Yuma, AZ, to Tuscon, AZ. When I found out of a possible signal replacements coming this summer 2017, I made plans t... (more)
Little over a year ago I was out in Arizona cooking to death trying to get some shots of the old ex-SP signal system that was still untouched along the Sunset Route. A westbound Global 4 stacker m... (more)
I made friends with the farmer that owns the land around MP 11 on the Marquette Hill. There are some cool views from the fields as the railroad curves all over to keep the grade as the railroad dr... (more)