Rumbling down the one percent grade of the Crookton Cutoff, a westbound Q intermodal train for Stockton, CA snakes through the S-curve near West Doublea.
A long autorack train slices through the massive and deep Rock Cut at West Doublea, flying downhill along the Santa Fe line change known as the Crookton Cutoff.
A long unit tank car train slices through the Deep cuts near Doublea along the Crookton Cutoff. This train was exceptionally quiet because not a single tank car had wheel flat spots.
The trailers of a high priority Z-train for San Bernardino, CA snake through the Crookton Cutoff at nearly 70 MPH as a Richmond, CA to Clovis, NM stack train grinds up the one percent grade. Open ... (more)
In the late 1950s, the ATSF railway created a new line between Seligman and Williams, AZ to reduce the steepness of the grade from a 4% grade to 1%. While constructing the new line, workers had to... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe freight rolls through one of the huge cuts on the Crookton Line Change, between Seligman and Williams Junction, AZ.
Outrunning the storm...