Thanksgiving dinner is about to be served as the non-stop parade of BNSF trains roll pass our Crozier Canyon homestead. Here, a westbound double stack train for the ports of Los Angeles meets an e... (more)
After five days of nearly continuous snowfall in Jan. 2017, Flagstaff received a total of three feet of snow in town and eight feet on the slopes. On the six day, a small storm cell rolls through ... (more)
NS 9579 waits in the hole in Valentine to swap crew with an eastbound Z train before making a run up the hill. Originally, the train had the BNSF 5610 leading until that unit experience mechanical... (more)
Three GE motors race out of Crozier Canyon, near Valentine, Ariz., with their St. Louis to Los Angeles intermodal train as they pass an eastbound Z train along the BNSF Seligman Subdivision. Th... (more)
On Halloween morning, the air is crisp and cool along the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona as the sun begins to rises behind the thin layer of cloud cover. The sky changes from a flat grey to ... (more)
Four GE motors race into the setting sun as they haul a Chicago, IL to San Bernardino, CA intermodal train. To the east of the train, there is a large monsoon storm forming, which is resulting in ... (more)
A 15 car officer special is deadheading through the mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ on it's way to Bend, OR as it passes through the forest area between Cosnino and Flagstaff.
An AC4400CW leads the Willow Springs to Stockton Z9 train through the S-curve of Cosnino on a mid-May evening. With four units, all elephant style, this high priority train has no problem keeping ... (more)
A slowly moving, under powered, BELPHX manifest train slowly grinds up the 1.5 percent grade through Angell as the crew heads into the setting sun.
Running up the opposite main track, BNSF 6516 leads a hot Z- train up the snow covered western slope of the Arizona Divide as it over takes a slower moving double stack train from the Ports of Lon... (more)
Looking down on the famous Crozier Canyon, a SD70ACe motor leads a loaded auto train through the S-curve within the heart of the Canyon as the two units grind up towards Yampai Summit.
The a colorful Slaton, TX to Barstow, CA manifest train rumbles down the from Goffs through the small Route 66 town of Essex on a spring evening in the Mojave Desert.
As last light settles at the summit of Goffs Hill, along the BNSF Needles Sub, a pair of GE motors crest the summit with their long string of empty intermodal equipment for the ports of Los Angele... (more)
The first rays of sunlight warm the nose of the BNSF 7057 as it, and two other motors, hustle up the 1.2% grade towards Crozier Canyon with a Texas-bound intermodal train this morning.
Rumbling down the one percent grade of the Crookton Cutoff, a westbound Q intermodal train for Stockton, CA snakes through the S-curve near West Doublea.