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.
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.
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)
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)
departing Holbrook, AZ
Apache C424 98 and a C420 catch some early morning sun as they prepare for the day's chores in Snowflake, before heading to Holbrook later in the day.
Southbound approaches Snowflake with four spotless Alcos.
Alcos on the loose! Four immaculate Alcos do their thing as they throttle up with this southbound on the outskirts of Holbrook.
A great looking set of Alco products lead the road train today. Todays train from Snowflake to Holbrook has 26 cars in tow.
Turn to Holbrook is a couple miles east of the Snowflake yard