SP 8029 leads an eastbound over the summit crest at Mescal.
SP 8362 west leads the Blue Streak Merchandize up the hill past the old coaling tower at the Mescal Summit.
Eastbound SP 7247 has stopped while a westbound train goes through the process of taking the SP 7336 out of their consist and putting it on the head end of the eastbound train. It is a cold Janua... (more)
Union Pacific 5045 leads a solid set of APL doublestacks west over the Sunset Route towards Tucson.
Having crested the summit at Mescal, Cotton Belt 8091 is beginning to accelerate east down the hill towards Benson, while SP 9333 continues to grind up the hill with the westbound Blue Streak Merc... (more)
SP 8035 charges west up the grade between Chamiso and the summit at Mescal with the Blue Streak Merchandize Fast Forward. The four new GE units and two EMDs provide plenty of power for this high ... (more)
It is bitterly cold for southern Arizona as snow with 50 mph wind gusts greats NS 2768 at the Mescal Summit.
Brand new UP 7704 east is going the wrong way on the normally westbound track approaching the Mescal Summit on the Tucson Division. The 7704 received permission from the dispatcher to take the fas... (more)
SP HOLAM Extra 7642 west is about to crest the summit at Mescal Arizona. The train passes by the iconic coaling tower that stood at this location until 1998. The P&L Ex-MP 3036 adds to the consist... (more)
It is not uncommon to see one or two Norfolk Southern locomotives in a consist on the Union Pacific, but to see a solid set of four in Arizona got my attention. The train is eastbound and is crest... (more)