Just before sunset, the conductor on SP (UP) 8563 West takes the trash out of his lead unit after arrival. The train to the right arrived at the yard right on 8563's heels.
Early in the morning, a UP stack train heads east out of Tucson. In the distance is Tucson Electric Power's coal-fired Irvington Power Plant.
An eastbound train on the Sunset Route rolls through the desert east of Tucson, lead by a new GE.
A patched SP SD45 was rebuilt by the SP as SD40m-2, no doubt one of the last remaining SP SD40M-2 locomotives on the UP roster. The T-2's remained a while longer but the SD40M-2 were rare on the U... (more)
We're 988 miles from San Francisco on old SP mileage as the DPUs for a westbound stack train duck under a cantilever signal at the east end of the yard in Tuscon.
At sunset, two UP westbounds prepare to depart Tucson Yard. The Tucson yardmaster will let their crews know when they can proceed to the mainline.
A Sun Link streetcar runs along Congress Street in Tucson. Most of Sun Link's route is in right-of-way shared with street traffic.
A word of warning to cyclists along the Sun Link route in Tucson.
A Sun Link train passes through the area of Tucson that is mostly occupied by the University of Arizona.
A Sun Link train passes the University of Arizona bookstore.
A friendly wave from the crew of number 2 as it crosses over main 1 to main 1 at the division point between Gila and Lordsburg subdivisions.
A UP manifest train glides across the box girder bridge which carries westbound (and sometimes eastbound) trains on the Sunset route over Cienega Creek in southern Arizona.
After passing through the small town of Vail where the east and westbound tracks separate, a lengthy eastbound mixed freight winds alongside Cienega Creek as it prepares to cross underneath the we... (more)
Humming away in DPU mode, an SD70ACe works hard to keep an eastbound mixed freight moving upgrade through the many twists and turns alongside Cienega Creek.
As shadows begin to creep across the track on a warm autumn afternoon, a westbound intermodal crosses the bridge high above the beautiful oasis of Cienega Creek, not far east of Tuscon.