Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Don Janes out West

Late in the day, Don Janes photo
Don Janes sent me these two photos that I though I should share with you. It appear a downturn in traffic has turned into a surplus of motive power, and guess what happens to them.  

The photo above shows a string of stored UP engines, likely well over 100, maybe close to 200.  They are stored on an old UP mainline that was a horseshoe curve, likely about two miles long filled with locomotives. This location is about 30 minutes east of Tucson.

The view below is the Sunset Ltd cresting the grade at Mescal, east of Tucson.  It was almost dark so focus was a little off, but still an interesting view...enjoy...George Dutka


  1. Starts of the line of idle engines here: https://www.google.ca/maps/@31.985039,-110.5634782,355m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

  2. Quite interesting. The line of engines now reaches all the way to HWY 10, quite a few more engines now than in the satellite view. My photo was taken at the exit just off highway 10 where the tracks go under the highway. Don