The westbound Sunset Limited is living up to its name running about an hour late today. Trailing on this particular train is a pair of Webb LLC Private Cars, the "Babbling Brook" & "... (more)
San Pedro Valley's recently acquired GP38 #2409 at Benson, AZ.
With storms behind them, and a new crew on board. The UP 6706 sits with the golden sun glaring on the nose of their unit as the IDILB awaits the dispatchers go-ahead to leave!
One of the last active Southern Pacific patched locomotives leads the ILBEW-22 as they continue their pull up and through the Fenner grade!
2426 & 2408 stabled at Benson
A westbound UP stack train rolls off the Dragoon Mountains into Benson, AZ. In a few minutes, the train will be climbing the stiff grade toward the summit at Mescal.
A dirty and worn out SP 7552 leads SSW 7792, SSW 7270, SP 8992 and Conrail 6694 west towards Tucson. Just about any train on the SP Sunset Route would have a pool power unit in the consist.
The Union Pacific 4014 climbs the massive straight up the grade thru Fenner as he approches the top heading east for New Mexico.
After the dropping down grade from Mescale, the UP 4014 slowly glides toward the Town of Benson as thounsads await his arrival.
After switching a small yard, UP's North Line Local departs Benson for Lordsburg, NM.
SP 8266 leads six other EMD locomotives west up the steep grade near Chamiso Siding. Interesting to note that all seven locomotives are facing the same direction. Ah, the good ole days on the SP s... (more)
A very weathered Rio Grande 3092 and SP 7832 wait in the spur track in Benson as the moon rises in the east over the Dragoon Mountains.
Snow in Benson?? UP 5631 roars upgrade out of Benson, AZ
It is a beautiful morning in Benson, Arizona, and people are taking advantage of it by riding in hot air balloons, or going for a ride on the San Pedro & Southwestern passenger train.