After waiting for westbounds in Maricopa, UP 5486 (along with another SD70M and Torch Relay unit UP 2001) notch up to speed toward Tucson and points east.
Power for trains originating in UP's Phoenix terminal warm in the morning sun, while Phoenix's skyline looks on.
Last autumn, or so, 4 GATX GP38-2s showed up in Amtrak's Chicago facilities, apparently to assist in some work trains and rehabilitation of the coach yards. In February, GATX 2604 is shuttling a ... (more)
Today's California Zephyr back into CUS for loading. Hopefully they've kept these cars on the heat pipes ...
Metra 180 looks like it has not been in warm weather for quite some time. After dropping off early commuters, it heads back afield into a brittle cold morning.
Running through the cacti ...
The old SP alignment is still visible in the back.
Train 302, inbound from St. Louis, heads in after a cold cross-state trek. Unit 35 is hostled back into service.
Fellow contributor Jim Hinkhouse>, with contributions from seven decades of railroading, dials in a parting shot as ... (more)
The California Zephyr begins the climb toward the Continental Divide, somewhere inside the Moffatt Tunnel. Denver is visible on the valley floor below.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief enters the Wootton Curve, made famous by AT&SF publicity photos of yore.
The Saluki tears over the Calumet River, en route to southern Illinois.
Four classics chugging uphill in the early Cajon morning ...
Ripping south on a chilly morning.