Back when Alcos still ruled every job on the A&M, railfans flocked to the line in the summer of 2013 for a last hurrah before a trio of SD70ACes came into service. I was no exception, having made... (more)
The absolute last daylight of Friday was able to paint the southbound Monett Turn coming back through Avoca, AR among the fall colors.
A&M's Monett Turn highballs at Avoca, AR on their way north to the BNSF interchange.
Southbound returning to Springdale
A&M's Monett Turn nears its home at Springdale passing through the dip at Avoca with 5 Alcos and a 48 car train.
A&M's Monett Turn rockets northbound through Avoca on its way to the BNSF interchange in its namesake Missouri town. Five Alcos doing the job today, three SD70ACes certainly won't be the same.
The Monett Turn gathers speed through Avoca to prepare for the assault on the "Devils Eyebrow", a series of reverse curves and steep grades near Garfield, AR.
Arkansas and Missouri Southbound Freight Train ( Monett Turn ) at Avoca, Ar. with 6 Alco C420'S for power