A western diamondback rattlesnake has awakened from a nap while warming itself along a rail of the Copper Basin Railway main line near Tunnel 3 at Riverside, Arizona, on the afternoon of March 18,... (more)
There is only one opportunity to shoot the eastbound angle at Tunnel 2 on the current CBRY schedule, now close to 1500, and I have to admit, it still looks great.
Ore shuttle is climbing up into Ray to be loaded. First daylight trip now begins at Hayden at noon.
A malfunction at the dumper has caused this OT-1 to run back to the mine with several loaded cars of ore. It is seen here after just exiting tunnel 2. The train is being led by the newly painted 3... (more)
The unit train exits Ray Junction and begins its run down to the mine.
The local crosses Florence-Kelvin Highway on the line to Magma junction.
Ore loads are leaving the Ray Mine for the return to Hayden, passing the "must-have" shot on the line.
An abbreviated Unit Train climbs away from the mainline towards the Ray Mine.
With a new operating schedule reducing ore trains to four cycles per 24 hours, the famous "10AM" shot at Tunnel 2 now occurs at noon. Still one of the best reasons to pack a cooler and wander off... (more)
CBRY's newest unit, still in previous owner's paint, leads the daily unit train of acid tanks to Ray Mine.
An empty OT-1 round the curve out of Ray Junction on the mine branch.
The CBRY local makes its way through Riverside with one hopper.
A loaded OT-1 approaches Ray Junction with a load of copper ore bound for Hayden.