On a typical, clear afternoon in January, CBRY 206 West heads back to Ray Mine for another load of copper ore.
Not long before sunset, Copper Basin Railway train symbol OT-1 unloads its train of copper ore at the ASARCO dumper in Hayden.
A CBRY OT2 with another load of copper ore from Ray Mine exits tunnel 2 on the way to the smelter at Hayden, AZ. No. 502, the lead GP39-2, was built as Kennecott Copper No. 796.
At sunset, an empty ore train accelerates out of Hayden for another load of raw copper at the Ray Mine.
The unit train rolls by near Ray Jct on the way up to the mine.
A Copper Basin Railway OT-1 loaded with 6,000 tons of copper oxide ore battles the short hill that leads to ASARCO's smelter.
A Copper Basin Railway OT-2 departs Hayden for the Ray Mine complex at sunset.
Symbol OT-1, with 6,000 tons of copper ore bound for the smelter, rolls through several cuts and prepares to enter tunnel 3 on this former SP branch.
Copper Basin Railway train OT-1 departs Ray Junction and tunnel 2 on its way to ASARCO's smelter at Hayden.
Copper Basin Railway GP39 401 leads a string of empty ore hoppers back to ASARCO's Ray Mine for reloading.
Copper Basin Railway's OT1, fresh from ASARCO's Ray mine with 60 loads of ore, approaches the railroad's headquarters at Hayden.
Jake Jacobson, President of the Copper Basin Railway and one of the best-known railroaders in North America, poses on one of his railroad's GP39s at Hayden.
A Copper Basin Railway OT1, loaded with copper ore from ASARCO's Ray mine, approaches Ray Junction with the huge mountains of mine tailings looking in the distance.
Copper Basin Railway train OT1 passes through Ray Jct. with a loaded train of copper ore.
Copper Basin Railway train OT1, with 60 loaded hoppers of copper ore, approaches tunnel 3.