As the sun set over the Sonoran Desert, UP 4744 West tops the steep grade out of Benson, AZ, at Mescal.
A southbound CSX grain train eases into the north end of the yard at Corbin after a trip down the "CC" Subdivision from Cincinnati. In the old days of the L&N, that section was known as the "KY."
Out on the great flat this train is racing east, probably to the next control point to set for ages, then it will race forward again. That seemed to be the pattern. Just ahead he'll cross under ... (more)
A quartet of matching armour-yellow units lead Q132 north on the Toledo Branch with the usual solid train of Pacer containers.
Westbound crossing over the UP/BNSF Diamond.
Approaching McPherson. I was sweating just a bit as the temperature was 95.
UP 4744 crests the summit at Mescal at sunset after a grueling climb from Benson.