An Apache Railway train climbs out of Holbrook, Ariz., on March 7, 2005. Heading up the train is a former Canadian Pacific Alco C-424, No. 97.
The Apache Railway's not-so-blue-today looper works its last few miles toward the huge paper mill outside Snowflake, AZ.
The Apache Railway's Blue Looper climbs out of Holbrook as it goes by Mile Post 5 on its way to Snowflake to drop off its load.
The Friday freight back south to the Paper Mill is just past MP 5 on its journey uphill out of Holbrook 4/6/12.
The Friday freight has just throttled up to gain momentum up the hill as it leaves Yard Limits and crosses over the county road crossing in Holbrook 4/6/12. This begins its 36 mile journey south t... (more)
SB nears the junction of the abandoned line towards McNary.
SB climbs the hill out of Holbrook,
Daily freight heading home to Snowflake. Locomotive built as L&N #1305 June 1964
6 Alcos in uniform throttle up to assault the next grade with the Blue Looper coal train in tow on 5/5/11. The train is at the windmill farm, which is at MP 26, and will top out at MP 30 before de... (more)
The Blue Looper coal train, with 6 alcos in uniform and 60 loaded coal hoppers, are climbing the grade out of Holbrook with all of their might at MP 5 5/5/11.
In your face shot of APA 81 at Milepost 30. 1/13/12
APA 81 and 5 other Alcos lead a manifest up the last hill at Milepost 34 before arriving the Catilyst Paper Mill 1/13/12.
APA 81 and 5 other Alcos leads a manifest, along with an embedded cut of blue coal hoppers from the Blue Looper coal train, over the top of the hill at Milepost 30. From here it is downhill to Sno... (more)
APA 98 leads 4 other Alcos on the Blue Looper coal train at Milepost 5 on the Apache Railway. 1/5/12
The loaded Blue Looper coal train curves down to Snowflake as it hauls a long string of coal cars from an interchange off the BNSF back in Holbrook.