The long Houston/Englewood, TX to Long Beach, CA stack train starts up the grade to the summit in Dragoon, AZ
With 16389 Tons UP 2746 leads a massive grain train out of the Cochise Stronghold
Amtrak Sunset Limited flying through Cochise, AZ
With a long trip over the eastern section of the UP Lordsburg sub and stopping at CP Willcox for Amtrak, the crew of this massive 14,587 Ton QEWWC 28 notches up there 5 engines with 21,770 HP all ... (more)
UP 5408 notches up to battle the grade to the summit in Dragoon, AZ
UP 8453 leads a heavy 2x2 grain train through the Cochise Stronghold
CSX 5006 leads Amtrak #1 AKA Sunset Limited through Cochise, AZ after the sun goes down
UP 7363 west is working hard up the grade westbound as it passes by the small town of Cochise Arizona on a beautiful April afternoon.
A westbound manifest comes off the Willcox Playa as a strong spring wind kicks up dust.
A UP westbound comes slowly off the Willcox Playa as the conductor heads back into the cab after checking his power.
An eastbound stack train crosses the newly double-tracked Willcox Playa.
A flash freezes SP 8614 only for an instant as it rolls eastward onto the Willcox Playa with a manifest in tow.
Making the turn at Cochise, this westbound has only begun its journey through the dragoon mountains, as you can see from the slanted yucca, it gets windy here.
About three years ago this area was single track. To accomodate more trains another line has been put in.
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