Just after sundown, UP 3923 West roars into view and negotiates the reverse curve west of Benson. The intermodal symbol is beginning the arduous climb to Mescal, one of several significant grades ... (more)
San Pedro & Southwestern GP-20 2044 leads former Kyle Railway 2039 and a short train south at the Highway 90 overpass towards Bisbee. Most of this line has now been torn up.
SP 8035 races past the siding at Sibyl, which was located between the summit at Dragoon to the east and Benson to the west. The SP made sure there was plenty of power on the Blue Streak Merchandi... (more)
Southern Pacific caboose 4360 on display in downtown Benson next to the Union Pacific main line. Note that the number and most of the markings have been painted over, leaving just SP and Southern... (more)
28 years ago today, SP 8266 leads six other EMD locomotives west up the steep grade near Chamiso Siding. Interesting to note that all seven locomotives are facing the same direction.
Ah, the goo... (more)
The engineer on the SP 6328 invited me up on to the front walkway and take photographs of the approaching westbound train. It turned out to be the Blue Streak Merchandise Fast Forward (BSMFF), th... (more)
UP 8934 leads a heavy WB manifest up the brief 2% grade out of Benson, AZ
In my May trip out to Arizona I wanted to hit up the Lordsburg stuff since it had some different style signals on it east of Tuscon. The Lordsburg Sub is part of the Sunset Route that runs from Tu... (more)
NS 8114 leads the KAILC out of Benson AZ
The UP KG4LB climbs out of Benson, AZ
A short UP intermodal train climbs out of Benson, AZ
After having power problems in Santa Teresa and a long trip across the Lordsburg the UP military special from Dallas, TX to Yermo, CA roars out of Benson, AZ up to the summit in Mescal
The KAILC creeps out of Benson, AZ on yellows
Some nice power on the KAILC this afternoon
UP 2746 leads 15556 tons of Corn for Arizona grain up out of Benson, AZ