Heading for the mine at Morenci, five Freeport-McMoran GP38s storm up the grade out of Clifton and slow down very briefly to allow the conductor to de-train and throw the switch that is lined for ... (more)
Their interchange with Freeport McMoran complete, a pair of Arizona Eastern DASH-8s head away from Clifton yard with a loaded train for South Siding, a few miles out of town.
Freeport McMoran #63 belches out smoke as it hits the first sharp curve of the 5% grade out of Clifton.
Freeport McMoran #63 accelerates up the 3% leaving Clifton behind.
Freeport McMoran #63 peeks around the red rock cliffs at the bottom of the 5% grade out of Clifton. This steep, winding section of track was originally a three foot gauge branchline to Shannon Sme... (more)
Freeport McMoran #63 slogs up the steep 5% grade up Shannon Hill with a long train of empties for Morenci. This steep, winding section of track was originally a three foot gauge branchline to Shan... (more)
Freeport McMoran #63 accelerates up the steep grade out of Clifton, while three units wait in the runaway track for the train to pass. Soon these other units will head into Clifton to retrieve the... (more)
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4006 crawls out of Tunnel #4 carefully bringing its heavy train down the steep grade into Clifton.
The inbound train from Lordsburg struggles up the 2.5% at MP 1206.
Sunset is near at MP1210 as the sun peeks through the gap between the trestle and the locomotive with a epic sunstar.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4009 climbs up out of Clifton with a train of heavy copper concentrate. Despite the relatively short length of this train, the two units (totaling 8000HP) are down to a craw... (more)
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4009 exits Tunnel #1 with the first train of the morning, bound for the top of the hill at South Siding.
Arizona Eastern #4009 rolls across the San Francisco River Bridge in downtown Clifton, AZ.
Arizona Eastern #4009 exits Tunnel #1 with an upgrade train leaving Clifton.
Freeport McMoran #49 is in full dynamic as the loaded train descends the steep grade to Clifton.