CBRY 403 west has just entered the Ray block at Ray Junction, heading back to the mine for another load of copper ore.
CBRY 403 leads the empties back to the Ray Mine for another load of copper ore.
The power for the OT-1 job reverses onto their train at the Hayden Dumper and will shove the rest of it through before pulling back west and dumping the remainder of the train.
A trio of CBRY GP39s guide 53 loads towards the dumper at Hayden.
CBRY 403 leads 54 empties back to the mine for another load.
CBRY 502 leads 54 loads, just west of Ray Junction, bound for the dumper at Hayden, AZ.
A big difference between the East and West I noticed the very first day was that spectacular sunsets where much more common out here. Here is one such example.
loaded copper concentrate train leaving Ray Mine near Ray Jct, AZ
Long shadows forced me to go vertical on this shot, but I can't complain with the results.
If you're thinking about a day on the Copper Basin, I highly recommend it! Not only are they extremely railfan friendly, but are also an extremely professional railway. Trains literally leave with... (more)
Copper Basin 502/504 emerge from Tunnel 2 in classic Arizona mountain landscape with another load of copper ore for the smelter in Hayden.
Moving along toward Hayden through the unforgiving Arizona landscape.
copper ore train
Empties off to the mine, right on time as usual.
Diesel smoke blends into the threatening skies as 208 readys for the trip home.