Locomotive #49 is seen wearing Freeport McMoran's new paint scheme as it heads down the 5% grade to interchange with the AZER.
After winding up the hill out of Clifton, AZER 4009 passes under Babers Ranch Road as it approaches South Siding where they will swap cars and head back down to town with another cut for the FMI.
A pair of AZER B40-8s ascend the hill out of Clifton headed to South Siding where they will pickup another cut of cars for the FMI. Freeport McMoRan's Morenci Mine can be seen looming in the backg... (more)
The Arizona Eastern begins its crawl up the hill out of Clifton headed for South Siding where another cut of cars for the FMI interchange is on hand.
After picking up a cut of cars from the AZER interchange, the FMI charges up the 5% hill to Morenci Mine.
FMI job makes a second run up the hill to Morenci after interchanging with the AZER.
Arizona Eastern descending the long grade into Clifton with a sting of tank cars for the FMI which will be waiting at the bottom of the hill. In the background is part of the Freeport McMoran More... (more)
The Arizona Eastern begins its ascent up the winding grade and outta Clifton to a siding about 3 miles out where they will leave the train for Lordsburg and pickup another cut of cars for the FMI ... (more)
After putting together the interchange cars from the FMI at the tiny yard in Clifton, a 4-pack of ex SP B40-8s prepare to clime up the steep winding grade, through six tunnels to the siding at the... (more)
FMI job climbs the steep 5% grade out of the interchange yard at Clifton with a good 30 cars for the top of the hill.
FMI job ties onto the rear of the inbound AZER train and will shortly be screaming up the 5% grade to the FMI yard at the top of the hill.
Arizona Eastern Clifton Job rolls downhill into Clifton where they will hand off their train to the FMI and pickup a handful of cars to bring back up the hill.
Freeport-McMoRan Industries, formerly known as Phelps Dodge until 2007, 5-pack of re-geared GP38s ease down the 5% grade to the AZER interchange yard at the bottom of the hill.
After leaving a cut for the Arizona Eastern at the interchange in Clifton, a 4 pack of Phelps Dodge GP38-2s climb the steep grade back to the copper mines. These units are specially geared for th... (more)