Last Shot of the day, and it's a beauty. SouthWestRails.com
In beautiful mescal a UP stack train roams the desert with a rare UP 2001 olympic unit in consist.
Only one Yucca sits on this beautiful day, a UP freight quietly passes with a brand new SD70 (square nose) on the back, so clean you could eat off it!
This shot really gives the meaning of 'Sunset' into the UP's Sunset Route, what a conclusion to a fine CTC Board DINA.
4978 is having a tough time getting up the grade of Mescal just after sunset
Eastbound late on a rainy Saturday.
Headed into the sun in late afternoon. These guys were trying to put an end to a bad day. This was the Northline train. They had a few of the cars derail on the spur in Benson. Dispatcher had them... (more)
Friendly engineer and check out the bird on the far right edge of the photo.
UP 4744 crests the summit at Mescal at sunset after a grueling climb from Benson.
An SD70M leads an eastbound intermodal over the top of the summit at Mescal past a coaling tower that has since been demolished by UP.
UP Eastbound Freight Train at Mescal, Az. on UP'S Sunset Route with an SP SD45T-2 leading a DRGW SD40T-2 & 2 UP SD40-2'S
UP Eastbound Intermodal Train at Mescal, Az. on UP'S Sunset Route with a CNW C44-9W leading a UP SD70M & a C40-8
The train is passing the now-demolished coaling tower, which lasted decades after the end of steam.