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.....
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
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.
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.
After dumping their train in Hayden, OT-1 heads North to Ray Mine for loading then return for dumping.
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 heads back to Ray Junction for another load. They are seen here pulling the hill at Kearny, AZ.
Engineer Kenny Burgess is at the throttle of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 505 on an OT-1 ore train near Kearrny, Arizona, headed for loading at at Ray Mine on April 20, 2017
The eastbound OT-1 is nearing Tilbury Road crossing in Kearny.
The OT-1 is eastbound near Kearny as it climbs up out of the Gila River valley.