On a day that most likely will be the last time we will see 6 Alcos lashed up together on the Apache Railway, under stormy skies they head north to pick up the remaining 50 blue coal hoppers of th... (more)
Little did I know in May that shooting coal trains on the Apache would become a thing of the past less than a year later. Given recent events, I'm really glad I made the driver over from Flagstaf... (more)
On a beautiful late summer day, the Apache Railway’s freight approaches the giant paper mill at Snowflake, Arizona. On the point is former L&N Alco C420 No. 81, which I believe was the first locom... (more)
Very sad news out of Snowflake, AZ today as Catalyst Paper announced the permanent closure of its Snowflake recycle mill and its subsidiary railroad that serves the mill, the Apache Railway Compan... (more)
Apache 99 is about 4 hours late as she heads South from Holbrook.
The turn from Holbrook climbs its last grades as it nears the yard at the end of the line at the Snowflake paper mill.
A southbound coal train has just topped the first grade out of Holbrook, AZ on its way to snow flake. These trains are often refered to as "Blue Loopers" due to the presence of the cars seen to th... (more)
A southbound coal train passes through a a cattleguard in the late afternoon light.
A 60 car loaded coal train grinds its way upgrade through a series of "S" curves outside its destination of of Snowflake.
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.