Most of my visits to the Copper Basin found this siding occupied with storage cars...but not today!
The conductor and engineer of Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 ore train shuttle talk to a mechanical employee as they fuel up their locomotives at Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017.
The eastbound OT-1 is nearing Tilbury Road crossing in Kearny.
The southbound OT-1 is nearing Ray Junction with Teapot Mountain in the background.
Not long before sunset, Copper Basin Railway train symbol OT-1 unloads its train of copper ore at the ASARCO dumper in Hayden.
The OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is southbound in the late afternoon at Ray Junction with 54 loads of copper ore.
In the very last few minutes of light, the Smelter Job appears at MP1 on the Smelter Spur making it's way to Hayden Junction.
CBRY GP39-2 501 leads a now empty train away from the dumper as it makes it's way back onto the main and towards Hayden Junction where the crew will perform a brake test before continuing back to ... (more)
CBRY GP39-2 403 and two mates stand at Hayden Junction after being serviced, meanwhile the consist awaits the arrival of the mine run. Crews will swap power so that the consist are rotated and rec... (more)
The unit train rolls by near Ray Jct on the way up to the mine.
The empty ore train heads back to the mine during the late afternoon.
CBRY GP39 403 glistens in the evening sun as it heads back to the mine for another load of copper ore.
CBRY GP39 403 unloads the second half of it's train at the dumper in Hayden, AZ.
CBRY GP39 403 shoves it's train through the dumper in preparation for unloading on the adjacent track.