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.
Freeport McMoran #63 throttles up the start of the steep %.5% grade out of Clifton yard. This train will climb over 1200 feet vertical over the next 6 miles of railroad, the steepest operating fre... (more)
Freeport McMoran #63 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton with a heavy train for the Morenci Mine.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4005 carefully descends the 2.5% grade downhill into Clifton, AZ with inbound cars for the Morenci Mine.
Arizona Eastern B40-8s #4009 and #4002 crawl uphill out of Clifton with outbound cars from the massive Morenci smelter, which can be seen in the far background.
Freeport McMoran GP38 #55 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton, AZ with the first cut of cars for the smelter and mine. This train will climb nearly 1300 feet vertical in the next 6 miles.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4002 leads the downhill Clifton Switcher through the narrow cut at MP1210. The width of this cut illustrates the narrow gauge heritage of the line.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4012 sorts empties for at South Siding deep in the Arizona High Desert.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4012 leads the inbound train from Lordsburg, NM uphill towards Clifton, AZ. This train is struggling up the stiff 2.5% grade out of the Gila River Valley and will soon reac... (more)
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4009 slugs uphill with the morning freight out of Clifton. Soon the train will enter Tunnel 6 and surmount the hill, before tying down the train at South Siding.
Five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold geeps begin the climb towards Morenci with 25+ cars leaving the small town of Clifton in a cloud of exhaust.
The 203 job begins their climb out of Clifton with a long train of copper traffic.