This, yes, this is today's run of The Unit Train! Issues with the dumper at Hayden over a three-day span led to this light run to Ray. If I hadn't been sitting at the yard office, I would not ha... (more)
A Saturday run of The Local has met OT-1 at Ray Junction & is now on the final sprint back to Hayden.
The unit train is clipping along at 25 MPH on their way to Ray.
CBRY 304 is nearing it's destination of Kearny.
The Arizona countryside blurs by just west of Kearny from a view from the cab of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39CLC No. 505 on train OT-1 as the loaded ore train heads to Hayden on April 20, 2017.
A trio of unrepainted CBRY Geeps are rolling the empty ore cars up to Ray.
Another of the KCC original units leads a pair of water tanks to a fire reported up the line. The Local had already returned to Hayden when it was reported so they raced back to assist responders... (more)
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 heads back South to the Hayden Smelter on their last run of the day with 48 loads of Copper Ore. They are seen here pulling the hill at Kearny, AZ.
After dumping their train in Hayden, OT-1 heads North to Ray Mine for loading then return for dumping.
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 heads back to Ray Junction for another load. They are seen here pulling the hill at Kearny, AZ.
Engineer Kenny Burgess is at the throttle of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 505 on an OT-1 ore train near Kearrny, Arizona, headed for loading at at Ray Mine on April 20, 2017
The eastbound OT-1 is nearing Tilbury Road crossing in Kearny.
The OT-1 is eastbound near Kearny as it climbs up out of the Gila River valley.
CBRY 505 hustles the unit train towards Ray Mine as it catches the sun literally 1 minute before sinking below the mountains.
OT1 wastes no time hustling 45 cars of copper ore to the smelter at Hayden.