With 47 loads of copper ore and three empties, Copper Basin job OT-1 rolls south towards Hayden through the rugged Arizona landscape near Ray Junction,AZ.
Copper Basin train OT-1 works up the grade at Ray on its way to be loaded at the mine. GP39 #505 leads two more EMD geeps and 50 empties.
The southbound OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is at Kelvin, just north of Ray Junction.
The OT-1 is southbound at Ray Junction on a crisp clear day.
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.
OT-1 on final approach into Hayden with loads fresh from the mine.
Ore Train 1 rolls into the unloader at Hayden with a beautiful set of EMD's. The ICE painted unit third out was recently acquired and just a year later would be repainted into CBRY's new scheme.
Copper Basin Railway ore train OT-1 is east of Kearny and headed for Hayden, Arizona, on March 8, 2005. Some remnants of spring rain pooling along the right-of-way reflects the copper and gray nos... (more)
With EMD GP39 No. 505 leading three other EMD 4-axle units, Copper Basin Railway’s ore shuttle train OT-1 exits short Tunnel 2 just east of Ray Junction, Arizona, on March 8, 2005.
As I did last year, I highly recommend to any one considering it to visit the Copper Basin. Not only are they a busy, good looking shortline, but they are also by far the friendliest operation out... (more)
The day's first train load of copper ore is seen here about to unload in Hayden. The cars have slots about two feet up from the bottom which allow the copper to fall onto a awaiting conveyer belt.... (more)
CBRY GP39 403 glistens in the evening sun as it heads back to the mine for another load of copper ore.
CBRY GP39 403 unloads the second half of it's train at the dumper in Hayden, AZ.
CBRY GP39 403 shoves it's train through the dumper in preparation for unloading on the adjacent track.
CBRY 502 leads 54 loads, just west of Ray Junction, bound for the dumper at Hayden, AZ.