Join Pentrex on a journey of discovery back to 1992 to explore Mexico’s Pacifico Railroad. We’ll take you across the entire line from Guadalajara to the US border at Nogales. It’s an eleven hundred mile odyssey that examines the many faces of a truly extraordinary operation. With everything lined up and no problems on the rails, the trip takes an FCP train 27.5 hours. A map helps you follow the action. The Pacifico Railroad is a bastion of old and new technology with an unusual locomotive roster.
You’ll see older Alco and MLW engines reporting for duty, including the last remaining active Alco PA diesels, and freshly painted Alco PA DH-17 in its Southern Pacific Daylight paint scheme. Newly acquired BC Rail locomotives are also seen in action. Stepping into the shops at Empalme, you’ll view both maintenance work on the older locomotives and construction of new GE Super 7 engines. Here’s your chance to witness railroading from a different era, where train orders are still hooped up, telegraphers attend to their keys, cabooses mark the end of all freight trains, and marker lamps are in regular use. There’s much to experience as we explore the Pacifico Railroad of 1992.