Shortly after sunrise at South Siding, five Arizona Eastern B40-8s notch up and get a heavy southbound road train on the move.
After uncoupling from their road train which originated in Lordsburg, three Arizona Eastern B40-8s prepare to return south to New Mexico with a short train of tank cars.
Five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold 'geeps' head skyward up the 5% ramp from Clifton to the copper mine at Morenci.
After being returned to the yard at Clifton by the Freeport, McMoran Copper and Gold Railroad, a lengthy rake of sulphuric acid tanks travels the few miles to South Siding in the charge of a pair ... (more)
Loaded wagons head out of Clifton and over the San Francisco river behind four-axle GE power, following an interchange between the Arizona Eastern and the Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold.
A pair of Arizona Eastern B40-8s appear fleetingly through a small gap in the hills as they descend towards Clifton with empty wagons to interchange with the Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold.
After interchanging with the Arizona Eastern, five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold geeps put the hammer down as they leave Clifton and ascend the 5% gradient to Morenci.
A pair of clean and bright Arizona Eastern DASH 8-40Bs chug up the steep, sinuous grade from Clifton to South Siding with a rake of gondolas containing copper concentrate.
Shortly after a beautiful sunrise and a precisely timed interchange with two other four-axle DASH-8s, five of the Arizona Eastern's B40-8s depart South Siding for Lordsburg with a heavily loaded r... (more)
Five Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold geeps pull 25+ cars up the 4.5% grade leaving Clifton,AZ on its way back to the mine at the top of the mountain in Morenci. The conductor would then jump off th... (more)
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.