Hi! These photos won’t win any contests but they DO show how we operate on the A & T R.R. Now that the engines have been serviced and things have been swapped at the sawmill, everyone grabs a cup of coffee and waits for ‘SPFEB’ which is the Southern Pacific’s eastbound freight out of El Paso (staging) headed east to San Antonio. It’s a “Peddler” so it makes many stops along the way setting out and picking up eastbound freight. The first picture in this series of event(s) is the S.P.’s heavy 2-8-2 “Mike” chugging upgrade to Alpine.