Copper Basin Railway’s ore train OT-1 exits short Tunnel 2 just east of Ray Junction, Arizona, on March 29, 2010.
The Unit Train is headed north into the mine at Ray just before sunset.
Copper Basin Railway’s loaded ore train OT-1 pops out of Tunnel 2 at Ray Junction, Arizona, on April 21, 2017.
The sun has just set behind the mountains as Copper Basins unit train works up the grade at Ray Junction,AZ on its way to the mine.
The southbound OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is at Kelvin, just north of Ray Junction.
The westbound Local is just past the junction switch with the Ray Branch at Ray Junction. The Local usually runs at night or very late afternoon, so a day time run was a treat.
The OT-1 is southbound at Ray Junction on a crisp clear day.
Loaded OT1 with locomotive #502 is seen shortly after departing Ray Mine running along Florence-Kelvin Hwy into Ray Junction.
A CBRY OT2 with another load of copper ore from Ray Mine exits tunnel 2 on the way to the smelter at Hayden, AZ. No. 502, the lead GP39-2, was built as Kennecott Copper No. 796.
The sulfuric acid train crosses a wooden trestle as it makes its nocturnal way back to the processor at Hayden after dropping acid at the mine at Ray.
Westbound Unit Train turns the corner at Ray Junction and heads into the Mine during the golden hour.
OT1 heads towards Ray Mine as it dodges the shadows near tunnel #2.
The OT-1 is westbound in the late afternoon sun just leaving Tunnel 2.
The Local is westbound in the late afternoon sun just leaving Tunnel 2.
The OT-1 is westbound in the late afternoon sun.