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.
After departing Holbrook, six Alco products have 60 coal loads down to a crawl on the hill.
Cackling up the hill towards Snowflake, six ALCO's are on their knees with the first cut of the Blue Looper in tow. Due to the tonnage, the Apache can only take 60 of the 81 cars out of Holbrook..... (more)
Where can you see seven ALCO's these days? Snowflake, AZ on the Apache Railway! A mix of six Alco's prepare to depart Snowflake with 16 cars in tow, while APA 83 sits idle in the yard.
Alco products do what they're known for with the Blue Looper in tow, negotiating the s-curve just West of Snowflake.