Former Rio Grande tunnel motor 5377, now sporting Union Pacific 8632, is part of a colorful consist of motive power sitting near the Tucson yard office. Photo taken with permission.
Amtrak Sunset Limited #2 heads through Marana on its way to Tucson.
On an August afternoon in 2002, monsoon storms from the north and south have met and combined over Tucson to form very forbidding skies. Heading out of town is an eastbound UP stack train, who no ... (more)
Just before sunset, an eastbound UP stack train meets a loaded grain train in the hole at Stockham. The stack train will change crews at Tucson Yard and quickly get out of town.
Amtrak's Sunset Limited and a westbound SP freight pass each other east of Tucson.
At dusk, three UP trains are lined up at the west end of Tucson Yard. SP power is still very much in force, with SP 8128 West departing at right ahead of two stack trains.
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)
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.