At dusk, SP 359 West, a loaded UP grain train out of the Midwest, is parked at Vail awaiting a new crew . In the distance we can see the headlight of another parked westbound.
CSX 494 West roars around the corner and overtakes another westbound CSX intermodal train on the adjacent main track.
In the early morning, a couple of remote-control SD40-2s idle at the center of the yard.
After a long, productive career, five members of SP's fleet of SD7s sit quietly in the yard awaiting disposition.
As dusk settles over the Red Sandstone Cliffs east of Gallup, an eastbound local makes its way uphill toward the Continental Divide.
UP 844, with her big, 23,000-gallon tender, has just crossed over to Main Two, and is headed for the Midlothian Sub.
A pair of SW1500s delivered the previous January pulls a train out of the yard for switching.
The Stockton Sub dispatcher is running an Amtrak San Joaquin around a westbound Santa Fe coiled steel train at Sando. The steel train will deliver its cargo just a few miles to the west at USS POS... (more)
Two KCS GP22ECOs wait to hand off their string of pigs to a northbound BNSF Z train at Metro.
CSX SD40-2 No. 8048 leads an eastbound manifest across one of several bridges at Blue Island. The lead unit began life as Seaboard Coast Line No. 8048.
An eastbound Santa Fe vehicle train threads the classic signal bridge at East Perrin. This right of way was constructed in 1960 as part of the railroad's Williams-Crookton line change.
As vehicle and truck traffic pass going east and west on I-10, an eastbound UP stack train makes its way toward Tucson and a crew change. In the distance is the silhouette of the Picacho Mountains... (more)
AC44 No. 5684 has just cut off from its coal load on which it was the DPU. The coal train will now proceed east to its destination power plant over flat terrain.
A power transfer on the point of an eastbound manifest arrives at the yard on a cold, snowy evening. Even a newly painted slug is in the mix.
A WP mechanical department workman gives GP35 No. 3007 a thorough washing before she goes into the shop.