In a land of contrasts, this eastbound has been visible for a while; seemingly in slow motion as it crosses the vast plains. As it nears its speed becomes evident then all of a sudden the 1102 wit... (more)
Arizona Eastern B40-8s #4009 and #4002 crawl uphill out of Clifton with outbound cars from the massive Morenci smelter, which can be seen in the far background.
Freeport McMoran GP38 #55 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton, AZ with the first cut of cars for the smelter and mine. This train will climb nearly 1300 feet vertical in the next 6 miles.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4002 leads the downhill Clifton Switcher through the narrow cut at MP1210. The width of this cut illustrates the narrow gauge heritage of the line.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4012 sorts empties for at South Siding deep in the Arizona High Desert.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4012 leads the inbound train from Lordsburg, NM uphill towards Clifton, AZ. This train is struggling up the stiff 2.5% grade out of the Gila River Valley and will soon reac... (more)
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4009 slugs uphill with the morning freight out of Clifton. Soon the train will enter Tunnel 6 and surmount the hill, before tying down the train at South Siding.
The 4564 East drops downgrade in dynamic braking past the Cosnino Road crossing between Flagstaff and Darling (Winona). Although patches of snow lay on the ground, in the warm Arizona sun it was a... (more)
BNSF 8026 makes the big turn left headed for Phoenix out of Ash Fork with a Phoenix bound z train in tow. The original A&P/ATSF transcon ROW is at the bottom of the frame..used until the Crookton ... (more)
From above BNSF 6217 leads train ZPHXWSP underneath gorgeous skies through one of my favorite locations on the Phoenix sub at Daze, AZ (between Ash Fork and Williams).
Eastbound train Kingman AZ
The BNSF 7812 brings its train to a stop while it waits for one to overtake it at West Valentine.
BNSF 4126 leads the parade into Kingman. With five trains in this view, this section of the Seligman subdivision was hopping.
Four units charge up the grade, westbound, into Kingman.
They will never look like this again. In what might possibly be their first revenue trip west C40-8W's 814, 842, 848, 844 are running elephant style, looking pristine. I'm not sure for the reason... (more)