Three Copper Basin Railway geeps storm through the town of Kearny, AZ with rock loads for the smelter.
With the miners on strike and with no orectrains running, the Copper Basin RR ran security trains to protect its infrastructure from vandalism/sabotage.....
Ore empties, behind 501-401-301, cruise west towards Ray Mine for loading.
The Magma Local returns towards Hayden with a couple inbounds off of UP.
OT-1 timed their arrival at Kearny perfectly with a break in the clouds as they thunder west with a train of empties for the copper mine at Ray.
CBRY 301 heads for Hayden with loads of copper ore.
CBRY 301 makes it's way through a small tunnel as it leads a loaded train from Ray bound for Hayden
This, yes, this is today's run of The Unit Train! Issues with the dumper at Hayden over a three-day span led to this light run to Ray. If I hadn't been sitting at the yard office, I would not ha... (more)
A Saturday run of The Local has met OT-1 at Ray Junction & is now on the final sprint back to Hayden.
The unit train is clipping along at 25 MPH on their way to Ray.
CBRY 304 is nearing it's destination of Kearny.
The Arizona countryside blurs by just west of Kearny from a view from the cab of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39CLC No. 505 on train OT-1 as the loaded ore train heads to Hayden on April 20, 2017.
A trio of unrepainted CBRY Geeps are rolling the empty ore cars up to Ray.
Another of the KCC original units leads a pair of water tanks to a fire reported up the line. The Local had already returned to Hayden when it was reported so they raced back to assist responders... (more)
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 heads back South to the Hayden Smelter on their last run of the day with 48 loads of Copper Ore. They are seen here pulling the hill at Kearny, AZ.