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Arizona and California 2017
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 647678

The early morning interchange at South Siding involves about half of the Arizona Eastern's fleet of four-axle DASH-8s on this particular October morning. The 'road train' for Lordsburg will soon d... (more)

Railroad: Arizona Eastern Railway
Locomotive: GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B)
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: AZER 4004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2017


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Added: Feb 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 643681

All three sets of power are visible on a westbound loaded grain train as the leading DASH-9s head through the lava cut near the top of Ash Hill.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Mojave Desert, California, USA
Locomotive #: 4699
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 2017


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Added: Jan 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 643621

A lonely, flared-radiator SD70M stands guard over a gondola loaded with ties; waiting for a maintenance gang to arrive at this remote outpost on the edge of the Sonoran desert.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 5053
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2017


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Added: Jan 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 643494

In the afternoon heat, an empty ore train meanders back to the mine at Ray for another load of copper ore.

Railroad: Copper Basin Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Hayden, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: CBRY 401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2017


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Added: Jan 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 639815

A short Cadiz local turns south near Klondike with a colourful mix of four-axle power, plus a green and white Arizona and California unit in transit back to its home road.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP60M
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: 119
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 2017


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Added: Dec 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 639692

It's the next to last day of a two week rail-fanning trip to the desert southwest and luck is on our side, as an afternoon westbound heads through Rice between Parker and Cadiz on the remote Arizo... (more)

Railroad: Arizona & California Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Rice, California, USA
Locomotive #: 6414
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 12, 2017


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Added: Dec 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 638577

Shortly after sunrise at South Siding, five Arizona Eastern B40-8s notch up and get a heavy southbound road train on the move.

Railroad: Arizona Eastern Railway
Locomotive: GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B)
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 4013
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2017


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Added: Nov 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 638089

After a long afternoon of waiting, the Trona Railway finally quells the increasing level of frustration - and just in the nick of time! With only a minute or two to go before sundown, a headlight ... (more)

Railroad: Trona Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Trona, California, USA
Locomotive #: TRC 2009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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Added: Nov 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 637621

It seems like most of the trackage between Ludlow and Ash Hill is occupied by intermodal trains as two eastbounds and one westbound can be seen snaking their way across the Mojave Desert.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 2017


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Added: Nov 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 637565

With its Southern Pacific lettering still faintly visible, a Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a pair of ex-Union Pacific SD40-2s as they switch cars between Argus and West End, just south of Trona.

Railroad: Trona Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Trona, California, USA
Locomotive #: TRC 2005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 09, 2017


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Added: Nov 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 637416

Three of the Trona Railway's ageing and faded SD40-2 variants busy themselves switching the sidings between Argus and West End.

Railroad: Trona Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Trona, California, USA
Locomotive #: TRC 2005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 09, 2017


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Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637411

Arizona Eastern DASH 8-40B #4006 returns to Claypool yard after switching the copper smelter on the hill overlooking the town.

Railroad: Arizona Eastern Railway
Locomotive: GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B)
Location: Claypool, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 4006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2017


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Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637300

Coming through! Heading away from the setting sun, a BNSF stack train powers-up as it leaves Ludlow and races towards Ash Hill and points east.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7162
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2017


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Added: Nov 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 637224

A stack train heads past the Mohawk Mountains on a warm October evening and demonstrates how the 'Sunset Route' gained its famously apt moniker.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Mohawk, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 6863
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2017


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Added: Nov 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 637215

An eastbound stack train finally finds a curve in the tracks as it approaches Mohawk in western Arizona.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Mohawk, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 5659
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2017


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Added: Nov 07, 2017

Views: 753
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