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.
High winds and dust clouds swirling, the Apache gets out of Holbrook, AZ with a measly 3 cars, cruising thru the red rocks of the region.
After departing Holbrook, six Alco's cackle in Run 8 with 60 coal loads, and are down to a crawl on the hill at MP 5.
After departing Holbrook, six Alco products have 60 coal loads down to a crawl on the hill.
Cackling up the hill towards Snowflake, six ALCO's are on their knees with the first cut of the Blue Looper in tow. Due to the tonnage, the Apache can only take 60 of the 81 cars out of Holbrook..... (more)
Where can you see seven ALCO's these days? Snowflake, AZ on the Apache Railway! A mix of six Alco's prepare to depart Snowflake with 16 cars in tow, while APA 83 sits idle in the yard.
Alco products do what they're known for with the Blue Looper in tow, negotiating the s-curve just West of Snowflake.