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.
The loaded copper ore train has reached it's destination and has started the dumping process.
CBRY 301 heads for Hayden with loads of copper ore.
CBRY 301 makes it's way through a small tunnel as it leads a loaded train from Ray bound for Hayden
CBRY 301 is on the final approach to Ray, as they hang a tight curve and head back into the setting sun.
The unit train is clipping along at 25 MPH on their way to Ray.
The unit train eases down the hill from the Smelter to the yard.
Power for Copper Basin Railway’s Smelter Job moves out of the yard as seen from the cab of CBRY EMD GP39 No. 505 on ore train OT-1 that is ready to depart Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. Loc... (more)
Before departing Hayden, Arizona, for a trip to the Asarco’s Ray copper mine, the conductor of Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 makes a roll-by inspection of the train on April 20, 2017.
The OT-1 is southbound at Kelvin. Good winter rains have made the paloverde and mesquite trees blossom out before the intense summer heat arrives.
Copper Basin Railway #301 leads the morning ore train back to the dumper in Hayden. Due to a shutdown at the smelter this was the only train that would run that day.
CBRY GP40 301 gets some attention at the carriers shop in Hayden, Az. This is the only GP40 on the roster and is right at home with some of the former CSX GP39s as the unit is a ex SCL/CSX veteran... (more)