Snowy conditions on the mountain as a Q train roars upgrade through Flagstaff. This city is the 7th snowiest in the USA.
A hot Z hustles through the cold and intensifying snow which has stuck to everything making for a fantastic winter wonderland.
SNOW! The snow we had hoped for turned up a day late, but wow did it come. Our first of 14 trains seen in 2 hours was this manifest rolling downhill and through downtown.
Inside of 15 minutes we saw driving snow, rain, grauple, and sun, such as the dynamic weather of the mountains. Here a Z overtakes another Z.
A hot Z9 of some sort hustles down the mountain east of Flagstaff as snow / rain showers douse the mountains in the distance. Lucky spell of sunshine.
BNSF 7047 West stops at the BNSF MOW offices in Flagstaff to drop off a Dispatcher (LB). He would wait only a few minutes before an eastbound train would take him back down the hill to Winslow.
With a break in the clouds, the sun was able to shine over Flagstaff for a few minutes to allow a photo opp. for this westbound Q ATGLAC6 as it battles the Arizona Divide after a winter storm hit ... (more)
From the top of Mars Hill, you can get an amazing view of downtown Flagstaff. In the center of town is the transcontinental rail line. Here, a trio of Evolution Series locomotives battle gravity a... (more)
A Chicago, IL to San Bernardino, CA double stack train hustles through Flagstaff as it passes by the restored Amtrak station.
The Phoenix Flyer charges towards the summit of the Arizona Divide (7,335ft.) as it rolls through the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff.
A new ES44C4 heads east.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's very last new locomotive leads a stack train west across the 7335 ft. Arizona Divide on Oct. 5, 1995.
The parade of the BNSF doublestacks on the Transcon through Flagstaff is impressing and shaking, when standing on the platform.
A quartet of Santa Fe Super Fleet motors (SD75M, GP60B, GP60B, C41-8W) lead a hot piggyback train at Belle Springs Road in West Flagstaff, Arizona on Oct. 5, 1995.
Moments before sundown, a 78 car coil steel train approaches downtown Flagstaff on Sept. 19, 1994. The old Route 66 bridge above Santa Fe's Seligman Subdivision is in the background.