An eastbound Santa Fe freight rolls through one of the huge cuts on the Crookton Line Change, between Seligman and Williams Junction, AZ.
OT1 passes through Ray Jct and is about to enter Tunnel #2 on it's southbound trip to Hayden, AZ
OT1 crosses AZ Rt 177 as it leaves the mine at Ray, AZ with another load of ore for the Hayden smelter.
An empty hopper train returns to the mine at Ray, AZ to gather another load of copper ore for the smelter in Hayden, AZ
An ore train, OT1, slowly backs through the dumper delivering another load for the smelter in Hayden, AZ.
Yesterday afternoon it was sunny and 50 degrees. This morning a brisk wind is blowing and 12 inches if snow will fall before the day is done. I-40 will be reduced to one lane and 25 mph. On the Tr... (more)
A hot westbound passes the old ATSF freight depot and now restored BNSF Southwest Division office in Flagstaff, AZ
OT1 drags 50 cars of copper ore up a slight grade as it approaches the grade crossing in Kearny, AZ.
A southbound ore train exits Tunnel #2 at a leisurely 10 mph on the way to Hayden, AZ
A short consist does not preclude a little Alco exhaust as the Holbrook Turn passes the north switch at the pig farm on the outskirts of greater metropolitan Snowflake, AZ
Even though they only have a 5 car consist a pair of Alcos put on a classic show as they pull the hill at MP 5 on the Apache Railway
Switching the south end of the pig farm before heading back to Snowflake
An ore train from the mine at Ray, AZ poses with the saguaro cactus in Kelvin as it delivers another load of copper ore for the smelter in Hayden, AZ.
Westbound on the Santa Fe Transcon near Valentine, a mixed freight snakes its way through western Arizona on its trek west across the desert Southwest.
SP 9372 east leads an impressive 10 unit consist of SP, BN and Rio Grande units on the Sealand- Chicago double stack train. The train had no problem climbing the hills on the Stormy division with ... (more)