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Photo ID: 755006

10,000 Horsepower 3100 Tons! The 2nd run up the 4%+ Shannon Hill is down to its knees as it approaches the big cut near the Morenci Corrals. The lead GP38-2 was built in 3/76 and is wea... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRM 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 2020


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Nov 22, 2020

Views: 1,559
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Photo ID: 752746

The first of two Hill jobs on this October morning drops down the 4.5%+ slide above the site of the former Shannon Smelter. Earlier in the morning the job switched the Acid tracks at the massive ... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRM.
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 2020


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Nov 01, 2020

Views: 2,795
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Photo ID: 752736

SCREAMER! Shannon Hill is a steep 3-5% grade in Arizona's Copper Country. Each Geep is good for approximately 550-580 tons on what is undoubtably the steepest climb in North America. Heav... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRM 55
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 2020


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Nov 01, 2020

Views: 7,109
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 750445

The third Freeport Mcmoran Hill Turn drops down the 3-5% grade above Clifton. This is the largest copper leach facility in the world. The massive white mountain in the background is tailings from... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRM 52
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2020


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Oct 09, 2020

Views: 6,198
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 731469

ACID Freeport McMoran's first "Hill Turn" is pulling Shannon Hill. The 5 GP38s with the original face of the 1970's blasts up the 4.5% with 21 cars of heavy Sulfuric Acid. Tradit... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clifton , Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRI 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 05, 2020

Views: 1,636
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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 731461

Freeport McMoran's first "Hill Turn" is pulling past the depot at Clifton. The train will spend about 45 minutes filling the small yard at Clifton with cars for the Arizona & Eastern. The gorgeo... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clifton , Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRI 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 05, 2020

Views: 1,972
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Photo ID: 731362

Freeport McMoran's third "Hill" turn marches up the last of the three percent grade before turning into the 4% incline. The 5 little mountain locomotives are making good speed on the hi... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clifton , Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRI 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 05, 2020

Views: 4,972
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 731357

Freeport McMoran switches the concentrate track at the the massive crusher complex. The Morenci Mine is one of largest Copper Mines and reserves in the world. As the road sign for gas indicates,... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Morenci , Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FRI 50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 04, 2020

Views: 3,894
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Photo ID: 731034

Not a Illusion The grade here is not a illusion, it looks like the ramp on a roller coaster. This Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Company's "Hill Turn" is hanging over the steep... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Morenci, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FMI 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 02, 2020

Views: 5,428
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 730885

King of the Mountains 4.5%! Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Company's "Hill Turn" conquers the grade above Clifton, AZ. This is the 1st of three Hill turns the FRI will make up... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Morenci, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FMI 56
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Apr 01, 2020

Views: 3,566
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22


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Photo ID: 730827

The Little Engines that Could! In a isolated corner of Arizona lies the meanest operational railroad grade in the United States, the 3%+ climb up Shannon Hill. The grade climbs a ramp from... (more)

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Morenci, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FMI 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 2019


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Mar 31, 2020

Views: 6,935
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 722236

58, 57, 51 & 56 depart Morenci with the first of three trains for the interchange sidings at Clifton, 4 Nov 2019. This was the first of three runs down the hill using two sets of locos...

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: 58
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 04, 2019


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By: Laurence Sly

Added: Jan 10, 2020

Views: 4,239
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 717800

The second train up the hill from Clifton to Morenci passes the runaway siding where 58, 57, 51 & 56 wait to fetch a third...

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FMI 59
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 04, 2019


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By: Laurence Sly

Added: Nov 26, 2019

Views: 6,573
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Photo ID: 717692

58, 57, 51 & 56 depart Morenci with the first of three trains for the interchange sidings at Clifton, 4 Nov 2019. This was the first of three runs down the hill using two sets of locos...

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Morenci, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FMI 58
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 04, 2019


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By: Laurence Sly

Added: Nov 25, 2019

Views: 5,434
Comments: 3

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 717546

A Freeport McMoran GP38-2 in the most recent corporate colours leads three others in faded red, white and blue, plus a train of empty wagons up the gradient to the mine at Morenci.

Railroad: Freeport McMoRan Sierrita Operations
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Clifton, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: FMI 59
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 30, 2019


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By: Paul Sykes

Added: Nov 24, 2019

Views: 1,844
Comments: 3

Favorited: 7
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