After dropping off cars at the Pig Farm and the storage tracks on the branch line, the Apache heads for home with a classic C420 leading the way.
ALCo's In The Desert: Just outside of Holbrook, and already up to track speed, 2 of Apache Railways fleet of ALCo's cruise through the Northern desert with a train for Snowflake. Apache doe... (more)
ALCo's In The Desert: With a winter storm rolling in, a pair of Apache ALCo products hustle their train south to Snowflake. The weather can change quickly in the high desert, what was once ... (more)
ALCo's In The Desert: Getting close to home, run time over the 38 mile shortline is about an hour and a half with a track speed of 25 MPH. The train comes over a short grade, no match for A... (more)
ALCo's In The Desert: After picking up a pretty sizable train train at Holbrook from the BNSF, two of Apache's well maintained depart for Snowflake. Wanting to get home, the engineer gets a... (more)
ALCo's In The Desert: After picking up a pretty sizable train train at Holbrook from the BNSF, a couple of sharp looking ALCo products hustle the train at track speed through the beautiful ... (more)
Late on a beautiful October afternoon, four Apache Railway C420 and C424 ALCOs have almost completed their return trip to Holbrook as they approach their home base near Snowflake.
Late on a perfect October afternoon, a quartet of Apache railway ALCOs have just one more gradient to conquer as they head back to their base near Snowflake with an 88 car train.
It's mid-afternoon and four Apache railway ALCOs are working hard as they tackle the long climb out of Holbrook with 88 cars for storage/repair.
With the telltale smoke plumes billowing out of the exhaust stacks, 4 ALCO/MLW units get the weekly train back up to track speed as they climb out of the Little Colorado River valley departing BNS... (more)
Climbing at Snowflake Junction on the way to Holbrook, AZ.
Lead unit is ex-L&N #1305.
Alcos on the high desert
Apache Railway’s road train switches the yard at Snowflake, Arizona, before heading to the BNSF interchange at Holbrook on March 7, 2005. Alco C420 No. 81 was originally Louisville and Nashville N... (more)
A strong thunderstorm has passed and the sun has returned - just in time to illuminate the 5 vintage ALCOs as they depart Holbrook
Apache Railroad Alco C420 #81 leads its train through the many curves near Snowflake,AZ on the last day of February.