On my way back to Hayden on HWY 177, I happened to catch a glimpse of this guy's tail end passing between two hills and made a quick turn around to catch up with it. GP39-2 502 handles this extra ... (more)
The Copper Basin Railway's second daily round trip to Ray Mine makes it's way through the only town this short line really "passes" through. The typical GP trio handles the job through Kearny, AZ ... (more)
A malfunction at the dumper has caused this OT-1 to run back to the mine with several loaded cars of ore. It is seen here crossing a dirt crossing off of highway 177. The train is being led by the... (more)
A malfunction at the dumper has caused this OT-1 to run back to the mine with several loaded cars of ore. It is seen here after just exiting tunnel 2. The train is being led by the newly painted 3... (more)
The unit train exits Ray Junction and begins its run down to the mine.
A rather short unit train crosses the Tillbury Rd. crossing in Kearny as it heads to the mine.
The local crosses Tillbury Rd. in Kearny. Due to the large number of hoppers and tanks on this local, the usual GP9s and 18s have been left in Hayden in favor of some GP39s and 40s
The local crosses Florence-Kelvin Highway on the line to Magma junction.
Westbound OT-1 is rounding the curve at Ray Junction. The new paint stands out in the warm afternoon sun.
The fresh paint glistens in the afternoon sun at Ray Junction, AZ. This is the first new paint scheme for the Copper Basin in over 20 years.
The Copper Basin's newly painted GP40-3 #303 is westbound near Kearny, AZ.
The OT-1 is at Ray Junction headed towards the mine for another train load of copper ore.
On the first day of fall it's a 100°F+ afternoon while an inbound shuttle hauls ore from the Ray Mine to the ASARCO copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona.
The OT-1 is northbound at Kelvin in nice late afternoon light.