It’s rainy and cold in the high desert of Arizona as the third run of the day of Freeport McMoRan brings 34 cars down the ramp below Corral Road grade crossing between Morenci and Clifton on Oct... (more)
The first mine run of the day to Clifton drops downgrade around 10am.
Freeport McMoRan's #49 at Clifton.
Delivering interchange traffic from FMI’s huge copper mine operation to Arizona Eastern Railway at Clifton, a Freeport McMoRan train eases down the steep grade between Morenci and Clifton, Arizo... (more)
An outbound Freeport McMoRan train has negotiated the railroad’s steep grade from Morenci, Arizona, and approaches the junction and interchange yard with Arizona Eastern Railway at Clifton on th... (more)
A Freeport McMoRan train drops downgrade into Clifton, Arizona, on the morning of October 28, 2020. The train will be interchanged to the Arizona Eastern Railway in the compact yard at Clifton. Hi... (more)
Five Freeport McMoRan EMD GP38/38-2s ease a train down the steep grade on the railroad’s main line from Morenci to Clifton, Arizona, on the morning of October 28, 2020.
Dynamic brakes howl from five locomotives on a Freeport McMoRan train dropping downgrade between Morenci and Clifton, Arizona, on October 27, 2020. The train is delivering interchange traffic from... (more)
Freeport-McMoRan EMD GP38 No. 49, along with three sister GP38/GP38-2 locomotives, sits amid some mining structures at the massive facility at Morenci, Arizona, on October 23, 2020. Later that mor... (more)
Freeport McMoran #49 is in full dynamic as the loaded train descends the steep grade to Clifton.
Locomotive #49 is seen wearing Freeport McMoran's new paint scheme as it heads down the 5% grade to interchange with the AZER.
FMI job makes a second run up the hill to Morenci after interchanging with the AZER.
FMI job climbs the steep 5% grade out of the interchange yard at Clifton with a good 30 cars for the top of the hill.
FMI job ties onto the rear of the inbound AZER train and will shortly be screaming up the 5% grade to the FMI yard at the top of the hill.