UP 2200 East's conductor carefully dismounts the right of way at Rillito to give another train a roll-by. The other train is visible in the distance on the main line, and accelerating as indicated... (more)
As vehicle and truck traffic pass going east and west on I-10, an eastbound UP stack train makes its way toward Tucson and a crew change. In the distance is the silhouette of the Picacho Mountains... (more)
Amtrak No. 2 meets a westbound UP freight waiting in the hole at Rillito.
In the light of a shimmering Arizona sunset, the dispatcher holds several eastbounds just shy of Rillito to give time for traffic in Tucson to clear up.
At dusk, UP 4755 East waits in the siding at Rillito for two westbounds that have just departed Tucson.
The head end of an eastbound freight flashes past the target signal at Rillito's west end as a giant saguaro stands guard.
A monsoon thunderstorm sends thunder crashing across the sky just west of I-10, but the Sunset Route remains quiet.
An eastbound UP manifest is silhouetted against the golden light of dusk as Picacho Peak's jagged shape juts out of the horizon.
A UP eastbound heads through the small town of Rillito, where the right-of-way parallels Interstate 10.
An eastbound has just passed, activitating the red aspects on the target signal at Rillito's west end, while a monsoon thunderstorm unleashes its fury over the nearby Tortolita Mountains.
An approaching UP westbound lights up the railroad code lines at dusk.
UP 4755 East gives a westbound a rollby at the east end of Rillito siding just outside of Tucson.
4224's crew just died right on the mainline, but the trains kept coming. Crew change had just been completed and 4224 was off as another unit train started up the siding at rillito.
Lighting Strikes as a westbound train streaks by
As the rain falls in the distance and no train...signals provide the photo subject. Thats Picacho peak to the right. Looks like the ladder on the signal got a little torn up somehow.