Leaving the mine at Ray and heading South to Hayden with or for the concentrator.
The OT-1 is southbound on the Ray Branch with 42 loads of copper ore.
OT-1 has 42 loads of ore headed for the smelter in Hayden. From what I understand the ore trains could stop running at any time as the mine has begun to curtail certain operations which will have ... (more)
At sunset, an empty ore train accelerates out of Hayden for another load of raw copper at the Ray Mine.
Westbound Unit Train turns the corner at Ray Junction and heads into the Mine during the golden hour.
OT1 heads towards Ray Mine as it dodges the shadows near tunnel #2.
OT1 heading back from the dumper to the yard. They will quickly change crews and head back to Ray Mine for the second trip of the day.
Unit Train power heads up the hill to grab its train for Ray Mine.
The OT-1 is westbound in the late afternoon sun just leaving Tunnel 2.
The Local is westbound in the late afternoon sun just leaving Tunnel 2.
The OT-1 is westbound in the late afternoon sun.
The OT-1 is southbound at Kelvin. Good winter rains have made the paloverde and mesquite trees blossom out before the intense summer heat arrives.
My trip to the Copper Basin still ranks among my best trips. A guided tour of the operation with the CEO without any prior arrangements speaks loudly of treatment visitors receive, if following t... (more)
Hauling copper ore for the smelter at Hayden, Copper Basin Railway train OT-2 rumbles through the high desert scenery at Tunnel 2 just east of Ray Junction, Arizona, on March 8, 2005.
Copper Basin Railway train OT-1 hauling copper ore is about to begin the unloading process at Asarco’s dumper at Hayden, Arizona, on March 8, 2005.