In November of 2016 we had a great trip out West. After an overnight storm covered the area the early morning light was glorious even creating a rainbow which perfectly framing the famous signal b... (more)
On November we headed out to do our best with the "Super Moon". Not really knowing what kind of traffic we would get we set up near the searchlights at Bosque. Although we had no train... (more)
Normally I hike to most of my locations, but occasionally I get by boys out and about. In this shot we went down south to meet up with friends Dick Dorn and Mike Johannessen at Shawmut. The inte... (more)
Just as the sun peaked over the Mohawk mountains UP 2568 has just left the end of double track at Dome AZ in typical Arizona glint lighting.
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)
After meeting an eastbound, UP 9247 West crawls out of the siding, shaped like a giant "S," at Shawmut. This siding was once part of SP's mainline through the area. The actual mainline i... (more)
A westbound UP pig train rolls through the Sonoran Desert at the foot of the very and treacherous Maricopa Mountains.
With the sun close to setting on the Sonoran Desert, an eastbound stack train attacks the grade between Bosque and Shawmut. The Sonoran Desert is actually a low-profile forest, with numerous sagua... (more)
What looks to be a train out of Phoenix rolls into Tucson just as the sun is setting on the Sonoran Desert.
Amtrak No. 2 meets a westbound UP freight waiting in the hole at Rillito.
At sunset, an SP stack train out of the ICTF heads east on the Sunset Route at Kinter, AZ.
Pacing a westbound UP stack train between Naviska and Red Rock, AZ.
At sunrise in the Maricopa Mountains, an eastbound UP stack train roars up the grade at Shawmut as it struggles through the many curves on the Sunset Route here.
Five four-axle units lead a hot eastbound pig train on SP's Sunset Route as it skirts the eastern edge of the Gila Mountains.