On the long climb up from Clifton, Arizona Eastern DASH-8s nos. 4009 and 4011 finally reach level track as they approach the exchange yard at South Siding.
Arizona Eastern leads the return trip to Clifton with more cars for the Freeport McMoran.
AZER 4009 negotiates a rock cut as it approaches South Siding.
The Arizona Eastern's stretch of railroad between Clifton and South Siding is impressive.
The AZER has finished the interchange work with FMI, and is now pulling out of town.
AZER 4009 is interchanging with the Freeport McMoran at Clifton.
AZER 4010 is about to lead a train underneath the Highway 191 bridge.
The AZER is making some sort of power swap at South Siding. After we took these shots, we were warned to be careful because this area has had issues with rattle snake infestations. We made it out ... (more)
Four of the Arizona Eastern's brightly painted B40-8s slowly lead a varied trackage rights train towards the interchange tracks on the west side of Lordsburg.
The Arizona Eastern's westbound trackage rights train between Lordsburg and Bowie chugs to the summit of the grade at Steins, having made the eastbound trip earlier in the day.
AZER's interchange from Clifton & Lordsburg is about to leave UP for their own rails & continue west to Miami.
You can do some neat things with tied down AZER power, long exposures, car headlights, and a gorgeous desert night.
Led by a clean pair of AZER DASH-8s, a train of copper concentrate-loaded gondolas and various tank cars heads out of Clifton yard and trundles across the causeway through town.
Arizona Eastern DASH-8s nos. 4009/4011 have climbed most of the way from Clifton up to South Siding as they pass under the bridge carrying the Black Hills Country Byway and emerge into bright morn... (more)
The mountain tops above Clifton are cloaked in low cloud this morning as the Arizona Eastern brings a rake of acid and sulphur tanks up to the small interchange yard at South Siding.