An SP leader at Cienega Creek The highlight of a day at Cienega Creek was this westbound stack train with an SP leader. It's 2001 and the UP takeover is 3+ years old. There were still ple... (more)
CSXT 4806 leads the Santa Terresa, New Mexico to Long Beach, California intermodal train through Cienega Creek in Vail Arizona.
UP 2570 a Tier 4 C45AH slithering through Cienega Creek Az. on a clear afternoon.
An all foreign or "run through power" consist leads this Mira Loma, California bound Auto train on the Union Pacific Lordsburg Subdivision. Also worth mentioning, CREX 1321 was on the re... (more)
SP 7469 west leads a colorful consist including CP 5751 and merger unit 7554 across the Cienega Creek bridge on a hot August morning.
A UP intermodal passes under the other main track as it snakes its way along Cienega Creek.
UP 4231 leads a train of hoppers across the bridge over Cienega Creek.
The remainder of the previous day's snow squalls cling to the mountains in the background. It will be a losing battle as it is already 70 degrees where I was.
This intermodal has a cut of Tropicana cars on the head end.
UP 5300 west heads towards Tucson and a recrew.
The storm that is dumping snow on the mountainside in the background has cleared just in time to get some sunlight on the 7824.
East of Tucson, the Southern Pacific's mainline incorporates the parallel former El Paso & Southwestern main as well. Track 1, the EP&SW line, crosses over Track 2 (the other main) as well as Cie... (more)
Westbound double-stacks cross the Cienega Creek trestle.
Eastbound double-stacks wind along the serpentine No.2 track past Cienega Creek preserve and beneath the elevated westward main.
A westbound mixed freight is dwarfed by the mountains around the Cienega Creek Preserve.