SP 8362 west leads the Blue Streak Merchandize up the hill past the old coaling tower at the Mescal Summit.
Having crested the summit at Mescal, Cotton Belt 8091 is beginning to accelerate east down the hill towards Benson, while SP 9333 continues to grind up the hill with the westbound Blue Streak Merc... (more)
SP 8035 races past the siding at Sibyl, which was located between the summit at Dragoon to the east and Benson to the west. The SP made sure there was plenty of power on the Blue Streak Merchandi... (more)
SP 8035 charges west up the grade between Chamiso and the summit at Mescal with the Blue Streak Merchandize Fast Forward. The four new GE units and two EMDs provide plenty of power for this high ... (more)
The engineer on the SP 6328 invited me up on to the front walkway and take photographs of the approaching westbound train. It turned out to be the Blue Streak Merchandise Fast Forward (BSMFF), th... (more)
Cotton Belt 9645 leads the hot Blue Streak Merchandise Fast Forward through Bowie, Arizona, while Cotton Belt 8067, Rio Grande 3093 and snoot nose SP 8375 wait in the siding. Note the old SP coal... (more)
A solid set of Rio Grande power hustles the Blue Streak Merchandise Fast Forward westbound across the Pantano Bridge, which is located east of Tuscon.
SP 7754 west is stopped at the Wilmot crossovers for the main to clear at the Tucson yard. The hot Blue Streak Merchandiser will be in California by next morning.
SSW 9630 lead 4 other GP60's with the hot Blue Streak at the Vail crossover MP 1000. The train is stopped briefly to allow traffic to clear at the Tucson Yard.
SSW 9626 leads the Blue Streak around the horseshoe curve at Irene onthe Tucson Division.