Copper Basin Railway #301 leads the morning ore train back to the dumper in Hayden. Due to a shutdown at the smelter this was the only train that would run that day.
The freshly painted 204 is headed west to the yard at Hayden with loads of copper anodes received from the San Manuel Arizona RR (SMARRCo) interchange. The 204 is formerly NP 204 and is now being ... (more)
A pair of clean units is headed southbound at Kelvin and will soon round the curve to Ray Junction and then head east to the dumper at Hayden.
The Local is just entering the yard at Ray Junction in nice late afternoon sun. GP18's are not common anymore so it is good to see some still running and in good shape.
The OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is westbound rounding the curve from Ray Junction yard to the Ray Block. Engine is an ex Kennecott Copper unit with the high clearance fuel tank. The high cab from the Kenne... (more)
The OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is eastbound at Tilbury Road crossing in Kearny. Some nice old sports cars happened to be parked in the right place for the photo.
The newest Copper Basin unit is this GP40 that was delivered to the CBR a couple of days ago. It was built as L&N 3012 and was recently Idaho Northern & Pacific 4506.
OT1 passes through Ray Jct and is about to enter Tunnel #2 on it's southbound trip to Hayden, AZ
OT1 crosses AZ Rt 177 as it leaves the mine at Ray, AZ with another load of ore for the Hayden smelter.
An empty hopper train returns to the mine at Ray, AZ to gather another load of copper ore for the smelter in Hayden, AZ
An ore train, OT1, slowly backs through the dumper delivering another load for the smelter in Hayden, AZ.
OT1 drags 50 cars of copper ore up a slight grade as it approaches the grade crossing in Kearny, AZ.