Three Copper Basin Railway geeps storm through the town of Kearny, AZ with rock loads for the smelter.
With the miners on strike and with no orectrains running, the Copper Basin RR ran security trains to protect its infrastructure from vandalism/sabotage.....
Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 401 leads empty ore train OT-1 out of Tunnel 2 at Ray Junction, Arizona, late in the afternoon of March 17, 2004.
Westbound empties are going to turn north to Ray Mine. Still one of the best reasons to railfan Arizona.
Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 503 flanks “new image” sister No. 401 at Hayden, Arizona, on the morning of April 21, 2017. CBRY is replacing the classy copper and black stripes on the short hoo... (more)
With storage cars now gone, this spot has opened up after quite a few years of visits. However, the foliage is quickly staking its claim....
Ore empties, behind 501-401-301, cruise west towards Ray Mine for loading.
In blistering 110 degree weather, Copper Basin Railway GP40-2 304 strains its way up the grade out of the enormous ASARCO Ray Copper Mine with loaded copper ore for the smelter at Hayden.
In a view through the cab window of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 505 on ore train OT-1 that is ready to depart Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017, GP40-2 No. 303 and two other units sit in th... (more)
L.S. “Jake” Jacobson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Copper Basin Railway, passes over a trestle east of Cochran, Arizona, while inspecting the main line to Florence and Magma using the ... (more)
OT-1 departs Ray Mine with a train of ore loads bound for Hayden.
OT-1 enters the Ray Jct. yard limits with a train of ore loads.
The Magma Local returns towards Hayden with a couple inbounds off of UP.
OT-1 timed their arrival at Kearny perfectly with a break in the clouds as they thunder west with a train of empties for the copper mine at Ray.
Ridin’ to a switch The conductor of Copper Basin Railway OT-1 rides the steps of GP39 No. 505 to a switch while running around their ore train at the ASARCO dumper in Hayden, Arizona, o... (more)