Five Freeport McMoRan EMD GP38/38-2s haul a train of sulphuric acid tank cars up the steep grade between Clifton and Morenci, Arizona, on October 27, 2020. The subdivision in the background is som... (more)
Five Freeport McMoRan EMD 4-axle units lug a train up the steep (up to 5%) grade of the railroad’s line from the Arizona Eastern’s interchange yard at Clifton to Morenci, Arizona, on October 27, 2... (more)
On a beautiful October morning, five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold GP38-2s are exchanging cars with the Arizona Eastern in Clifton yard, adjacent to the elegant old station building.
Heading for the mine at Morenci, five Freeport-McMoran GP38s storm up the grade out of Clifton and slow down very briefly to allow the conductor to de-train and throw the switch that is lined for ... (more)
Freeport McMoran GP38 #55 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton, AZ with the first cut of cars for the smelter and mine. This train will climb nearly 1300 feet vertical in the next 6 miles.
The FMI interchange job returns from the Arizona Eastern yard in Clifton with cars for the copper mine in Morenci. Leading the train up the cartoonish 4.5% grade on this branch is a GP38-2 still i... (more)