Mohawk Pass, railfanning on the rocks....

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by trainworm, May 22, 2004.

  1. trainworm

    trainworm Member

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    I have found my new favorite place to railfan[:D][:D] on the SP sunset route in Arizona, at Mohawk pass, there is a small hill on the south side of the tracks. there is a place where i can park my truck and climb up the hill and sit on a little cliff that is right over the tracks. it is a pretty tricky climb up the side of the hill, and more fun to get back down, but it is worth it. i can sit on the rocks up there and read a book while i wait for trains to crest the hill.

    here are a bunch of photos from this spot, and links to a bunch of others.

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    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 1.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 2.JPG

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    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 16.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 17.JPG



    some container car detail shots:

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 13.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 19.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up mohawk pass 18.JPG


    and a few shots from elsewhere on the sunset route

    http://akpierce.20m.com/UP sunset route eastbound consist.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up sunset route eastbound consist 2.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up sunset route eastbound consist 3.JPG

    http://akpierce.20m.com/up westbound sunset route.JPG
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    awesome photo's :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. Papa Bear

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    Great pics, Trainworm! Is that an abandoned road in your first picture, starting on the left above the tracks and ending in the center just above the CSX loco?
  4. trainworm

    trainworm Member

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    that is the old railroad line running through there. it looks like it was ballasted with black volcanic rock.
  5. rcwatkins

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    I just wonder how all you folks avoid snakebite out in the desert.
  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Those are some GREAT pictures! I know a Union Pacific railfan who would love those. Is this the same trackage that the Rock Island shared with SP? Love to see if there is some old rolling stock with the Rock's logo on it!

    Thanks again,
    Andy
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    If you take it slow and careful, and give snakes room to escape, they won't bother people.