Arizona Eastern DASH-8s nos. 4009/4011 have climbed most of the way from Clifton up to South Siding as they pass under the bridge carrying the Black Hills Country Byway and emerge into bright morn... (more)
The mountain tops above Clifton are cloaked in low cloud this morning as the Arizona Eastern brings a rake of acid and sulphur tanks up to the small interchange yard at South Siding.
It's always exciting to find that a train is running on the Trona Railway, as it generally means there'll be several opportunities to see (and hear) some battle-scarred old SD40s giving it their a... (more)
Just before sunset and with their work done for the day, six Trona Railway SD40s head back down the Searles Valley and past the exotic geology of the Trona Pinnacles.
The average speed of the Arizona Eastern's southbound trains from Clifton/South Siding is only in the region of 15mph in the upper Gila river valley, so after leaving South Siding there was a rela... (more)
Arizona Eastern DASH-8s nos. 4009 and 4011 tread carefully as they twist and turn their way through cuts in the terrain on the approach to South Siding, near Clifton.
After picking up their train of empties for the yard at Clifton, a pair of Arizona Eastern DASH-8s carefully negotiate the curvature in the right of way just to the north of South Siding.
An Arizona Eastern train of copper concentrate and acid tanks meanders its way up through the tunnels and curves on its morning journey to South Siding. The enormous copper extracting operations a... (more)
On a warm but windy afternoon with storm clouds building to the south, a long load of empties descends the thirty-or-so miles from Searles to Trona behind six of the Trona Railway's vintage EMDs.