The Apache's Last Stand
I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to shoot the last great Alco show in the west. Back in May of 2012 I went on an epic week lon... (more)
Having just left the interchange with BNSF, APA 98 leads three C420s south out of Holbrook.
A six-pack of Apache Alcos head south toward the mill at Snowflake after interchanging with BNSF at Holbrook, AZ.
APA 98 & 99 roll out their final miles with another string of storage cars.
A pair of Apache C424s snakes through the rolling landscape of eastern Arizona with a long string of storage cars for the yard at Snowflake.
Two of the Apache Railway C424's roll past MP 5 after picking making a pickup from the BNSF at Holbrook. Six cars are Pig Farm siding, plus another 30 cars or so for storage around Snowflake. Seem... (more)
Northbound Holbrook turn departing paper mill near Snowflake
A classic Montreal built C424 number 98 sits outside the shops near Snowflake, AZ with sister 97 sitting just inside. This photo nearly sums up the Apache Railway's current operations. The company... (more)
Montreal Locomotive Works and Alco products of Apache Railway soak up the bright morning sun at Snowflake, Arizona on March 7, 2005. MLW C424 No. 98 is a Canadian Pacific graduate, while Alco C420... (more)
Dropping downgrade thru Elkins Ranch on the way back to the Catalyst Mill.
Apache northbound Holbrook turn descends towards it's interchange with BNSF at Holbrook near MP 9 of the Apache Rwy
Fired up & moving out for the days work
Apache Railway C424 #98 roars uphill out of Holbrook with a southbound freight to the Catalyst Paper Mill in Snowflake, AZ. Holbrook, a city on the BNSF transcon, was where the Apache Railway inte... (more)
Apache Railway 99 smokes it up pulling a few loads out of the siding at Snowflake Junction.
The smoke show the engineer put on for us lingers in the air as the Holbrook Turn shoves to the mainline from the Snowflake Branch on 9/20/12.