Freeport McMoran #63 slogs up the steep 5% grade up Shannon Hill with a long train of empties for Morenci. This steep, winding section of track was originally a three foot gauge branchline to Shan... (more)
Freeport McMoran #63 accelerates up the steep grade out of Clifton, while three units wait in the runaway track for the train to pass. Soon these other units will head into Clifton to retrieve the... (more)
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4006 crawls out of Tunnel #4 carefully bringing its heavy train down the steep grade into Clifton.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4009 climbs up out of Clifton with a train of heavy copper concentrate. Despite the relatively short length of this train, the two units (totaling 8000HP) are down to a craw... (more)
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4009 exits Tunnel #1 with the first train of the morning, bound for the top of the hill at South Siding.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4002 rolls past the stunning red rock cliffs of Rattlesnake Canyon with a train for Lordsburg.
Arizona Eastern #4009 exits Tunnel #1 with an upgrade train leaving Clifton.
Freeport McMoran #49 is in full dynamic as the loaded train descends the steep grade to Clifton.
Freeport McMoran #63 throttles up the start of the steep %.5% grade out of Clifton yard. This train will climb over 1200 feet vertical over the next 6 miles of railroad, the steepest operating fre... (more)
Freeport McMoran #63 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton with a heavy train for the Morenci Mine.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4005 carefully descends the 2.5% grade downhill into Clifton, AZ with inbound cars for the Morenci Mine.
The second of two cuts is making the grade back up to Morenci's ops from Clifton below. Brakeman is stepping out to line runaway track while engineer is operating from fourth unit. They waste ve... (more)
On the long climb up from Clifton, Arizona Eastern DASH-8s nos. 4009 and 4011 finally reach level track as they approach the exchange yard at South Siding.