Rolling downgrade through serpentine trackage into Clifton Arizona, is a set of Freeport McMoRan power on October 23, 2020. The locomotives will pick up interchange cars left by the Arizona Easter... (more)
A view of a coal train unloading at the Apache Power plant in Cochise AZ
CRAZY Steep Non Compensated Grade! Blasting up a desert mountain at walking speed with 5 Geeps and 22 loads of sulphur and acid! I have done some research to figure out just how steep this... (more)
A southbound Arizona Eastern freight climbs the grade out of Clifton, Arizona, as it threads Tunnel 1 on the afternoon of October 22, 2020.
A Freeport McMoran Hill Turn slides down the steep grade between Corral Cut and Clifton. The grade here varies between 3.5-4.2%, when compensated for curvature the grade is a equivalent to almost ... (more)
A duo of B40-8s lift a cut of cars from the Freeport McMoran interchange at Clifton Arizona up the 2+% grade towards Stock Pen Tank. The unusual concrete bridge takes the Black Hills Byway acros... (more)
UP 1111 with UP 6290 leads a long and heavy WB stack train downgrade through the tight curves at Cavot
NS 1182 snakes its way downgrade through Sibyl
Freeport-McMoRan EMD GP38/38-2 locomotives work hard on a train of loaded acid tank cars curving through corral cut while climbing the steep three to five percent grade from the Arizona Eastern Ra... (more)
On October 25, 2020, a pair of GE B40-8s on an Arizona Eastern Railway job, switches boxcars used to ship copper cathodes and anodes at the smelter of Freeport McMoRan’s Miami Operations near Glob... (more)
After a rainy and cold day in the high desert country of Arizona, the sun breaks out briefly late in the afternoon, illuminating the scene in golden light, as the Arizona Eastern Railway South Sid... (more)
A long westbound ZWSPPHX curves through the tight curves between Hillside and Date headed towards its destination of Phoenix, AZ.
Gliding downhill just out of Hillside, BNSF 6025 leads a loaded train full of new autos bound for EL Mirage, AZ and dealerships across the valley.
BNSF 5756 leads a manifest uphill at Daze, AZ just a few minutes after sunrise.
UP 1996 soars downgrade through Shawmut passing by the original Southern Pacific Main alignment