The searchlights at Naviska Siding get lit up by the thunderstorm background, this is the greatest time of year in Tucson besides the 105 degree days.
Passing under 58, this warbonnet still looks great.
Some new paint passes through Picacho heading westbound to Gila Bend. The track to the left is part of the Wye which goes to Phoenix. Picacho is still hanging on to its SP Cantilever Signal bridge... (more)
4224's crew just died right on the mainline, but the trains kept coming. Crew change had just been completed and 4224 was off as another unit train started up the siding at rillito.
Moving out of Walong and through the loop, there are cars in the background, foreground and center of this amazing area. No wonder its so popular.
The last hill till the tracks level out for a good 8 miles at Sandcut.
These hills are almost unreal when standing at the edge of tunnel 2 of the Tehachapi mountains
Just after Woodford, the fresh new image of BNSF is poking between the pine trees.
This train is just about the perfect lenght to get the head end power and the two DPU's at the right time.
An astonishing view of these mountains, i couldnt belive that there were houses in this spectacular area. BNSF manifest waits in the siding at Marcel, while a baretable UP rolls past.
Being my first time to the loop, just being here was a treat but having SOO come along was real nice.
The first train of the morning rolls through Marcel, having just come out of the loop. To the left is UP MOW crews waiting for the train to clear to begin another un pleasent work window.
My day is over, and this brilliant desert shows off its beauty as the slow grain train leaves Ash Hill and heads down into Ludlow.
The great thing about BNSF is they know how to railroad, this is a pristine example of how to finish off a hill climb.
Moving at an astonishing 13mph, this full stack train is huffing up the grade. Moving with a bum helper unit (csx behind 744). The train will be serviced at the next stop.