Tis the season for storms. In the distance, yet another monsoon grows for all to see. But closer to ground the UP 7524 glides through the Shawmut "S" curve for points east.
Amtrak 156 hustles east for Tuscon, AZ after running about 20-30 minutes late into Maricopa, AZ.
The UP 7986 rounds the bend into perfect golden glow just before CP East Shawmut as her 15k foot train trails behind.
ISILB1-25 (Intermodal-Santa Teresa, NM-Long Beach)
UP 9093 slowly climbs the Shawmut grade with its 3x1x0 manifest. UP 1943, "The Spirit of the Union Pacific" was the Mid-train DPU.
A pair of ponies race around the top bend of the Shawmut grade as they drop downhill in the middle of the Sonoran desert.
Union Pacific SD70ACe-T4 #3070 is found on a grain train at Maricopa, AZ.
The ILBEW-15 (Intermodal-Long Beach-Englewood/Houston, TX) flys through the eastern end of Casa Grande, AZ with a train of nearly all XPO containers in tow.
UP 4014 on its way through Mohawk during The Great Race Across the Southwest
UP 4014 on its way through Dome valley during The Great Race Across the Southwest
UP 6706 with 1996 on the Phoenix to Tucson manifest glides through Red Rock
A loaded coal train bound for Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. rolls through a stormy afternoon on the UP Gila Sub. This being an insane day in Southern Arizona with snow in Tucson and other rare location... (more)
UP 8015 snakes its way through Kinter heading WB toward Yuma, AZ
UP 8068 leads a manifest up the sag to stoval
UP 1053 sits quietly on a cold January night at Casa Grande