Tis the season for storms. In the distance, yet another monsoon grows for all to see. But closer to ground the UP 7524 glides through the Shawmut "S" curve for points east.
The UP 7986 rounds the bend into perfect golden glow just before CP East Shawmut as her 15k foot train trails behind.
ISILB1-25 (Intermodal-Santa Teresa, NM-Long Beach)
UP 9093 slowly climbs the Shawmut grade with its 3x1x0 manifest. UP 1943, "The Spirit of the Union Pacific" was the Mid-train DPU.
A pair of ponies race around the top bend of the Shawmut grade as they drop downhill in the middle of the Sonoran desert.
The Western Pacific "heritage unit" leads the wetbound premium Intermodal-Marion, AR-Los Angeles as it swings though the massive Shawmut S curve.
The Western Pacific "heritage unit" leads the westbound premium Intermodal-Marion, AR-Los Angeles as it swings through the massive Shawmut "S" curve.
The Western Pacific "heritage unit" leads the westbound premium Intermodal-Marion, AR-Los Angeles as it swings though the massive Shawmut S curve.
Gliding through the intermediate Searchlights at SP865.2, an westbound manifest passes the threatened SP era searchlights.
The now truly endangered Searchlight Signals, show a restricted proceed aspect with a westbound approaching the siding switch. The clear night sky yields a vibrant Milky Way as dawn draws near.
With its flashing ditch lights, UP 6244 throttles into notch 8 as it pulls a heavy loaded manifest at the Shawmut siding passing through a pair of Southern Pacific searchlight signals days before ... (more)
UP 6074 splits the signals at SP865.2. Unfortunately, these signals are no more, with the extension of the Bosque siding. These signals are being replaced and removed.
The hottest train on the Union Pacific Sunset Route drops downgrade through the Sonoran Desert with an all NS Consists including the NS 1074 heritage unit.
Making it look easy, an empty well car train easily glides up the Shawmut grade in the early morning hours. Recent record rain from a few weeks back has brought out many flowers this "spring".
Splitting the signals at SP 865.2 in the evening golden glow.