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Date: 02/23/24 16:21
on the road again . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   left a couple of days ago for what was SUPPOSED to be about a ten day swing through the Southwest   .   .   .   however
top: BNSF local Rincon, NM, junction with former SF now Southwestern line to Deming and copper fields.
middle: following the line from Rincon to Deming encountered the SW turn from Deming to Rincon a few miles east of Deming.
.   .   .   nine more   .   .   .








Date: 02/23/24 16:21
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   
top: another a bit further east.
middle: UP coal empty shoved back into SW interchange yard in Deming. Must be returning via BNSF and Rincon? Can't be too many former SP painted AC's left?
bottom: next stop Freeport McMorant Arizona Eastern interchange point in Clifton, AZ. Neat place, countries steepest grade coming off the hill and tiny six track interchange yard that has to take a bit of cooperation to accomplish. Never got to see the actual exchange for reasons later. Any visit should be in the A.M. hours. Arrived 1400 hrs with nothing moving before leaving at sun down.
.   .   .   six more to come   .   .   .
 



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Date: 02/23/24 16:21
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .  
top: first move of the morning observed for Freeport McMorant was coming down from end of line with acid cars.
middle: a little further down the hill, and I do mean hill.
bottom: a little further down the hill near the first small yard.
.   .   .   last three   .   .   .



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Date: 02/23/24 16:27
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   after taking the last couple of roster photos ran across a second set of five units that I have no idea where hiding, they would be taking the twenty four car train down the hill for interchange which was the main reason I went was to witness the train coming down the incredible grade. While attempting to get to small dirt pile for some elevation right quad tendon snapped and down I went thus ending my entire trip. After some x rays, evaluation, leg brace and release not to be totally defeated caught the original four units descending lite power behind the Morenci Urgent Care parking lot while leaning on crutches. Ahh, the perils of aging. As Arnold would say, "I'll be back".
JB
 



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Date: 02/23/24 17:41
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: gonx

Great series

And a speedy recovery.



Date: 02/23/24 20:06
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: cozephyr

Impressive trip and great variety.  Glad you're getting your quad tendon fixed - sounds painful.  Welcome to the Golden Years-!



Date: 02/23/24 20:12
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: goneon66

thanks for those images.

you take care of yourself and have a quick recovery...........

66



Date: 02/23/24 22:21
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series! Hope your tendon repairs quickly.

Larry



Date: 02/23/24 22:58
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: oyw

Nice shots Joe, get well soon!



Date: 02/24/24 01:32
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: 9E56

Thanks for sharing some really interesting images. The fact that you shot one after your injury is genuinely inspirational. . 

Scott



Date: 02/24/24 06:31
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: KimHeusel

Joe, thanks for your pictures. Very sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you are able to make a full recovery so that you do another "on the road again" series.

Kim Heusel



Date: 02/24/24 08:51
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: tomstp

Bless your heart !  Never heard of such injuries just to document train movements.  Get well.



Date: 02/24/24 10:35
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: SCKP187

Really cool bunch of the activity in that area.  Get well soon with the injury.
Brian Stevens



Date: 02/24/24 10:47
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: spider1319

Sorry to hear of your misfortune.I too have had plenty of falls but none ending in injury.The problem is if we go out like this we are going to fall.Get well soon.Nice shots at least you have something to show for your effort.Bill Webb



Date: 02/24/24 10:52
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: tehachcond

Heal quick Joe.  Need you back out there.  Fantastic pics. I did the same thing while chasing the UP 844 near Ramsey, WY.  Iu's no fun.  That #9 looks like it got splashed with some of that acid they haul.

Brian



Date: 02/24/24 14:22
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: pedrop

BTW, what rr is that?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 02/24/24 15:20
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: exhaustED

pedrop Wrote:
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> BTW, what rr is that?

Which one Pedro, the cream colored units? That's the Arizona Eastern.



Date: 02/24/24 15:24
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: pedrop

Yes, that one. Thanks.

exhaustED Wrote:
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> pedrop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > BTW, what rr is that?
>
> Which one Pedro, the cream colored units? That's
> the Arizona Eastern.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 02/24/24 15:28
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: exhaustED

pedrop Wrote:
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> Yes, that one. Thanks.
>
> exhaustED Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > pedrop Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > BTW, what rr is that?
> >
> > Which one Pedro, the cream colored units?
> That's
> > the Arizona Eastern.

Apologies, that's actually the Freeport, McMoran Copper and Gold at Morenci/Clifton in Arizona. It interchanges with the Arizona Eastern in Clifton, AZ.



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Date: 02/24/24 15:35
Re: on the road again . . .
Author: PasadenaSub

Great set of photos from your shortened trip.  Hope you get better soon, and thanks as always for contributing here.

Rich



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