The BNSF Ennis local switches the Calgas natural gas storage facility in Surprise.
The conductor throws a switch so the locomotives of the Ennis local can reverse and couple to their train of tank cars.
The BNSF Ennis local has just passed the Cactus Rd. grade crossing as it prepares to stop for a crew change before rejoining the Phoenix Sub at El Mirage.
Three different colors of primer give this ex-Santa Fe unit a motley appearance, similar to much of the trackage on the Ennis Sub. Train O35 switches Cal Gas on a sunny Memorial Day.
Eastbound "Repo Train" blows past the grade crossing at 203rd Ave / MP ~160.2 enroute to Castle Hot Springs. There, the train is tied down for an Arizona & California crew to take it to Cadiz, CA... (more)
Crew makes up a new train at Cal Gas to go out the next morning.
Near Miss!! This late nite storm sends lightning to the ground just missing the loaded rail cars inside the yard complex.
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Finally a green machine on the O35! 2751 seen approaching the Cactus Ave grade crossing enroute to Calgas. My Peavine website: www.aeromoe.com/Peavine.html
An empty auto rack train screams Westbound through Surprise past the station sign.
Smoking up the grade, autorack empties are led west on the Peavine.
BNSF 7733 inbound to Phoenix passes the GREX 6000 tucked away in the Surprise siding.
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Georgetown Rail Equipment Company 6000 leaves Phoenix enroute to Wickenburg...long hood forward...at 15MPH. My Peavine webpage: http://www.aeromoe.com/Peavine.html
Westbound vehicle train departs West Beardsley enroute to El Mirage/Phoenix after meeting a 9-unit eastbound Z train. My Peavine webpage: http://www.aeromoe.com/Peavine.html
Relatively short 82-axle long manifest passes the newly installed East Beardsley station sign. West end is similar, and the previous "Beardsley" sign in the middle of the siding is history. My Pe... (more)
Westbound pig train with matching ES44DCs (7751 / 7750) heads into Phoenix after meeting the Chicago-bound pig train. My Peavine webpage: http://www.aeromoe.com/Peavine.html