A pair of Apache Railway units notch up to continue their trip back to Snowflake, Arizona after dropping off a car at the "Pig Farm" between Holbrook and Snowflake
The engineer grabs a couple of notches to start his heavy train up the grade as 5 Alco's lead the Blue Looper coal train south out of Holbrook, AZ on 4/12/12.
2 Apache Railway Alcos smoke it up for the photographers as they head south with 5 loads of feed for PF Farmer Johns on 7/24/13.
While stopping in Holbrook, AZ to grab some Cheese Curds and A&W Root Beer, we spotted the apache Railway switching the yard in Holbrook, AZ on 7/24/13. After the switching, they headed southbound... (more)
Under cloudy skies caused by monsoonal thunderstorms, 6 engines help power the last cut of the very last Blue Looper coal train out of Holbrook, AZ, passing a storage shed just outside of Yard Lim... (more)
Engineer Kevin throttles up his 3 Alco/MLW locomotives and cloaks his train with smoky goodness as the Holbrook Turn heads south out of Holbrook, AZ on 9/20/12.
Todays 8 car Holbrook turn is framed under it's parent company's sign as it arrives the yard at the paper mill on 8/24/12.
Today's Holbrook turn returns back south with 8 tank cars of slurry. The 81 is actually isolated due to traction motor/ground relay problems, leaving the remaining 24 cars behind in Holbrook Yard.... (more)
On a day that most likely will be the last time we will see 6 Alcos lashed up together on the Apache Railway, under stormy skies they head north to pick up the remaining 50 blue coal hoppers of th... (more)
The turn from Holbrook climbs its last grades as it nears the yard at the end of the line at the Snowflake paper mill.
The Friday freight back south to the Paper Mill is just past MP 5 on its journey uphill out of Holbrook 4/6/12.
The Friday freight has just throttled up to gain momentum up the hill as it leaves Yard Limits and crosses over the county road crossing in Holbrook 4/6/12. This begins its 36 mile journey south t... (more)
The loaded Blue Looper coal train curves down to Snowflake as it hauls a long string of coal cars from an interchange off the BNSF back in Holbrook.
High winds and dust clouds swirling, the Apache gets out of Holbrook, AZ with a measly 3 cars, cruising thru the red rocks of the region.
After departing Holbrook, six Alco's cackle in Run 8 with 60 coal loads, and are down to a crawl on the hill at MP 5.