Three ALCO's lead 33 cars through the s-curves just West of Snowflake.
The Holbrook turn approaches milepost 5 heading south toward Snowflake after working the BNSF interchange in Holbrook.
Apache Railway five day a week train to interchange traffic with Santa Fe at Holbrook, AZ has completed his interchange work and is departing Holbrook for the big plant at Snowflake just as the su... (more)
#99 leads #84, #62 and #98 (a mixed lashup of C420s and C424s) across the Arizona desert with the daily train from Snowflake to Holbrook. See more at www.youthwith.fotopic.net
Sometimes things just work out. I drove to Flagstaff to take care of some business on a Thursday. A friend of mine took the Chief from LA to Winslow where I picked him up on Friday morning. Our go... (more)
Having made up it train in Holbrook, #99 and two stable mates are at the yard limits and throttling up for the Southbound climb
A southbound Apache Railway freight is led by C420 #81 and four other Alcos south to Snowflake, AZ. Today's train rates five units due to a shipment of coal loads to the mill for power.
On the way South out of Holbrook, AZ, C420 #81 is making its second round trip of the day and is hauling loads of coal for the mill at Snowflake
APA C420 81 and APA C424 approach the Pigfarm with 17 cars.
APA C420 81 and C424 99 approach mile 5 with 1 car for the Pigfarm a few miles further down the line and 16 cars for Snowflake, AZ.
APA's Holbrook Turn departs from the BNSF interchange at Holbrook with 17 cars for Snowflake, AZ.
Built for the L&N in June 1964 as their 1305 now Apache
C420 81 leads two other Alco's south from Holbrook as
they do their signature thing,smoke.
I guess they don't bother to give the Cows an Operation Lifesaver lecture in these parts. They didn't even look, let alone listen ;)
While not as busy as their neighbors to the south, the Apache Railway is just as friendly to railfans as the Copper Basin. A quick swing by the yard office and I had all the information I needed f... (more)
Apache Railway #99 and two others blast away after switching the pig farm in the last rays of the sun.