This FCPs only RS11 number 501. It sat in the yard waiting to be added to a consist to head south later in the day. The FCP was real Alco Country and several models could be seen in the terminal a... (more)
A set of power led By Alco RSD5 818 is being serviced to head on a southbound train. Note the number boards above the cab these were used for train numbers. these units were long hood forward
FCP 586 Is a BX620 shot while switching the yard. It is a rebuild of a RSD5 done at the Empalme shops. it has a new 12 251 engine. I was lucky years before to get a tour of the shops and see th... (more)
Workers check sand and fuel on a trio of MLW M420TRs as a venerable Alco FA approaches on the close track.
Passing by Malleco bridge, the "2352" brings wood to the north
The engineer of FCP train No. 1, El Costeno, talks to his dispatcher as his passenger train climbs through the mountainous region north of Guadalajara.
Alco RSD-12 512 and RSD-5 802 are in charge of Ferrocarril del Pacifico's Train No. 1 running northward up western Mexico. After an overnight 504-mile run from Guadalajara, this stop at Culiaca... (more)
A pair of MLW M420TRs and a U23B back to their passenger train, El Costeno, at Union Station.
FCP RSD12 502 on a work extra southbound at Agua Zarca, 20 km. south of Nogales.
MLW M420TRs back down from the FCP's shops to the passenger station to couple onto today's train No. 1.
RS11 501 prepares to depart Empalme shops after receiving heavy repairs and new paint.
FCP train No. 1 departs Guadalajara Union Station as a second-class passenger train is positioned on an adjoining track.
Train No. 1, La Bala, departs Guadalajara for the 1,200-mile trip to the U.S. border.