Arizona Eastern 203 pokes out of one tunnel and into another as it works upgrade out of Clifton with a pair of ex-SP GEs leading almost 60 cars bound for the UP in Lordsburg.
The FMI interchange job returns from the Arizona Eastern yard in Clifton with cars for the copper mine in Morenci. Leading the train up the cartoonish 4.5% grade on this branch is a GP38-2 still i... (more)
The conductor is detraining to line the runaway track switch for movement up the hill.
FMI drags Morenci bound cars up the steep grade.
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.
This railroad is short, but sweet.
Freeport McMoRan's power works the AZER interchange.
A bunch of Freeport McMoRan's weird GPs haul a train up the grade the seems too steep to be real.
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.