The east end of the Tucson yard is getting busy with a train approaching the fuel racks, a train on the left ready to depart, and UP 3672 waiting for a crew. Another busy day on the Sunset Route.... (more)
A colorful consist, made up of UP 3138, former Conrail 4407, and EMD 2000, wait for a crew at the east end of the Tucson yard. The power will tie on to the train to the left, then head east over ... (more)
SP 7660, with Rio Grande 3130, wait in the Tucson yard for the next crew to take the train west. Photo taken with permission.
A colorful consist, lead by the very dirty and weathered SP 7302, waits for the next crew to take it east out of the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.
View from the Tucson Yard Tower as Cotton Belt 9700 waits for a crew.
Brand new SP 7100 has stopped for a crew change in the Tucson yard. The SP 7100 was rebuilt by Morrison- Knudsen, and is on its first run to the west coast.
While going through our father's estate, I came across this old photo of a steam locomotive in Tucson, Arizona. My father was in the USAF and was stationed at Tucson, so I know that is the locati... (more)
It is Christmas morning and things are pretty quiet at the Southern Pacific diesel service area in the Tucson Yard. The diesel service area was full of interesting surprises, with Cotton Belt, SP... (more)
A little different view of the always busy Tucson yard diesel service area. Note the yard tower in the distance.
Cotton Belt 9372 leads 9 more diesel locomotives, including BN 5486, BN 6323 and a Rio Grande, east out of the Tucson yard with a doublestack hotshot. Consists like this with pool power was rathe... (more)
Two rebuilt SD-45s lead CSX 8198 and a mixed manifest eastbound out of Tucson on the busy Sunset Route. Pool power was very common on just about every train that rolled through Tucson.
It is a bright, clear morning as former Conrail 5420 joins a mixture of SP and UP power at the diesel service area in the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.
Two Rio Grande GP-30s pay a visit to the diesel service area in the Southern Pacific Tucson yard.
SP 7413 has stopped east of the Irvington Road crossing due to congestion in the Tucson yard. As it waits, the conductor gives a roll-by to an eastbound manifest led by Cotton Belt 9376.
Three brand new Cotton Belt GP-60s and an old SP SD-45 sit in the Tucson yard after bringing a mixed manifest train west from El Paso. Photo taken with permission.