Brand new UP 9103 sits on a cold dark night at Picacho waiting for their switchman to hop back on and head west.
The high priority ZLAJX struggles eastbound as it battles the slight but near nonexistent grade between Yuma & Tuscon Arizona while racing the last few rays of light.
As traffic passes on Interstate 10, SP 9733 West, a UP manifest, waits for a meet in the siding at Wymola. The headlights of westbound vehicles are lighting up 9733's uniform string of boxcars.
The crews of these two UP freights have just given an officers special a roll-by, and the first is now departing eastward. The special was carrying VP Jerry Davis, soon to retire from the railroad... (more)
A rare sight to see. A Canadian National SD70M-2 8012 leads a Union Pacific Autorack train through Southern Arizona. In the distance you can see it crossing over from the Picacho siding to main 2 ... (more)
UP 7902 leads a Yuma AZ to Eagle Pass TX auto reposition past Picacho AZ
An auto rack train diverges onto the Phoenix line at Picacho, AZ, framed by the distinctive SP searchlight signals
A westbound train is making a set-out at Picacho. The cantilever bridge was removed a couple of months ago now to make room for the second main line with the double tracking work project. One of m... (more)
UP Special is going around the west leg of the wye at Picacho, Arizona showing off the newly completed double tracking project here.
Westbound stacks split a set of Classic SP searchlights on UP's Gila Subdivision at Picacho. This section of track will soon be a double mainline as work is progressing in the area.
A Phoenix train prepares to enter the main at the Gila switch.
DPU 7761 bring up the rear of an Eastbound stack train.
Crew change time. Crew from Phoenix just brought this mixed manifest to Picacho, and a crew from Tucson is getting ready to take it on to Yuma. Very nice crew spoke and waved to me as I was taki... (more)
Eastbound power move, with five SD70M units, waits while Westbound double stacker and empty flats move off to the side, on a hot, Arizona afternoon.