View from the Tucson Yard Tower as Cotton Belt 9700 waits for a crew.
Brand new SP 7100 has stopped for a crew change in the Tucson yard. The SP 7100 was rebuilt by Morrison- Knudsen, and is on its first run to the west coast.
While going through our father's estate, I came across this old photo of a steam locomotive in Tucson, Arizona. My father was in the USAF and was stationed at Tucson, so I know that is the locati... (more)
It is Christmas morning and things are pretty quiet at the Southern Pacific diesel service area in the Tucson Yard. The diesel service area was full of interesting surprises, with Cotton Belt, SP... (more)
A little different view of the always busy Tucson yard diesel service area. Note the yard tower in the distance.
Cotton Belt 9372 leads 9 more diesel locomotives, including BN 5486, BN 6323 and a Rio Grande, east out of the Tucson yard with a doublestack hotshot. Consists like this with pool power was rathe... (more)
Two rebuilt SD-45s lead CSX 8198 and a mixed manifest eastbound out of Tucson on the busy Sunset Route. Pool power was very common on just about every train that rolled through Tucson.
It is a bright, clear morning as former Conrail 5420 joins a mixture of SP and UP power at the diesel service area in the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.
Two Rio Grande GP-30s pay a visit to the diesel service area in the Southern Pacific Tucson yard.
SP 7413 has stopped east of the Irvington Road crossing due to congestion in the Tucson yard. As it waits, the conductor gives a roll-by to an eastbound manifest led by Cotton Belt 9376.
Three brand new Cotton Belt GP-60s and an old SP SD-45 sit in the Tucson yard after bringing a mixed manifest train west from El Paso. Photo taken with permission.
CSX 8195 is about ready to take an mixed manifest east out of the Tucson Yard. Quite a mix of color at the diesel fuel racks, which was a rather common occurrence on the Sunset Route. Photo taken... (more)
Former Southern 3155 sits in the Tucson yard, waiting for the next assignment on the busy and power hunger SP Sunset Route. Photo taken with permission.
Tucson Sun Link Streetcar # 105 (United 200s) at 'The Hut' bar and event location
Not a bad way to start a New Year and new century. Three EMD GP engines from three different railroads. Photo taken with permission.