On the morning of April 20, 2017, a crew prepares Copper Basin Railway water car No. 0011 for a trip just west of Hayden, Arizona, were it will be used to spray down a dusty access road leading to... (more)
The southbound OT-1 at Kelvin.
A familiar site outside Union Station. This unit can be seen shuffling around Metra cars seemingly nonstop before every afternoon rush hour.
The conductor of Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 unit ore train shuttle signals the engineer to pull forward as he pulls the pin on GP39 No. 505 at Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. OT-1 is in the m... (more)
Kansas City Terminal power heads through Santa Fe Junction as they shoot towards their yard on the western side of KC
Copper Basin Railway GP39 No. 401 and GP40-2 No. 303 sit in the CBRY yard at Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. Close to old stompin’ grounds, No. 401 is former Kennecott (KCC-Ray) No. 1, while N... (more)
Former B&O GP39, 4395 and GP40-2, 6223 switch cars in the yard in Charlotte. I was quite surprised to find this locomotive still lettered B&O!
The OT-1 is eastbound near Kearny as it climbs up out of the Gila River valley.
Copper Basin's OT-2 job rolls through Ray heading north to the mine
The rain has finally let up as the Nitro Local, KN40 assists Columbus to Dickinson train KN-380 with sorting & switching of cars for local industries. Two rebuilt GP39V's of GM&O and Western Mary... (more)
With 47 loads of copper ore and three empties, Copper Basin job OT-1 rolls south towards Hayden through the rugged Arizona landscape near Ray Junction,AZ.
Copper Basin train OT-1 works up the grade at Ray on its way to be loaded at the mine. GP39 #505 leads two more EMD geeps and 50 empties.
After interchanging cars with CSX, PAL's GP39 8507 returns to their yard. The 8507 was the former Bay Line 507.
The southbound OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is at Kelvin, just north of Ray Junction.
The OT-1 is southbound at Ray Junction on a crisp clear day.