Fading summer golden sun strikes the open valley of Pica Arizona, with a BNSF international stack train charging up Yampai hill. From the tail end to where the engines are, it goes straight into a... (more)
Storming out of the only tunnel on BNSF’s Southern transcon, 4 GE’s pull a Z train up Yampai hill in the heart of Nelson Canyon. After going here once I figured this would be an interesting angle ... (more)
A high priority Z train bound for Illinois, slithers through Nelson Canyon. The Cement Plant on the right is always active and has made getting to these areas a lot more difficult but worth the ef... (more)
A BNSF intermodal stretches and bends through the curves around Nelson Az. In this section the train is going downhill from Yampai Summit, with some leftover snow on the hill shadows from the prev... (more)
This train having a nice KCS 'Ace sandwich' of a Belle and a nowadays uncommon grey SD70ACe, was a nice sight to see. The sunlight with the last bit of an afternoon snow storm background, made for... (more)
Here is a wider angle of that UP grain train sitting at the Arizona Grain facility in Maricopa amongst first light. With a break in the clouds at the horizon, the sun made for an incredible lookin... (more)
A UP grain train sits at the Arizona Grain facility in Maricopa amongst first light. With a break in the clouds at the horizon, the sun made for a fierce red sky. Meanwhile this train begins a lon... (more)
“Out of the darkness into the light”
UP 1943 leading a westbound passenger special across UP’s Lordsburg Subdivision aka “The Stormy.”
Deep in the desert of Southern Arizona, an Eastbound autorack snakes through a double “S curve” in Cienega along Union Pacific’s Lordsburg Subdivision. On point is CN 8000 the 1st SD70M-2 class un... (more)
Early morning action!
Multiple trains pile up at East Darling with the dispatcher prioritizing the hotter Z's. Here, a Q train slows for the next signals at West Darling to let multiple Z train... (more)
"Early Bird gets the Glint?"
Literally seconds after the sun fully came above the horizon, a BNSF Z train glows in the first rays of light. The sun shining through the vast open range... (more)
Its first time out to the "Wild West." UP 1943 the "Spirit of Union Pacific" also referred to many as UP's veterans unit leads a short 6 car passenger special to Oakland Califo... (more)
Fire retardent is poured on this dpu after blowing it's dynamic breaks. This train had a rough time getting things cleared after the fire was out due to confusion about whether the authorities wer... (more)
Amtrak pops up out the deep Sag at West Winslow as a BNSF Q climbs up out of the next sag in the distance.