The OT-1 is at Ray Junction headed towards the mine for another train load of copper ore.
On the first day of fall it's a 100°F+ afternoon while an inbound shuttle hauls ore from the Ray Mine to the ASARCO copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona.
Two BN relics including a GP39-2 and a shoving platform still wearing cascade green, sit awaiting their next assignment at Northtown.
The OT-1 is northbound at Kelvin in nice late afternoon light.
Remnants of the Connotton Valley Railway can still be seen today on W&LE Cleveland Subdivision, now run by the CCR.
An interesting roster. You see each unit and wonder "Where did that come from?". This one started on on Kennecott Copper. Today it heads a westbound freight from Evansville.
Delaware & Hudson GP39-2 #7418 former Reading #3418, Maine Central GP38 #255 and Bangor and Aroostook GP7 #72.
Local power rests at 28th Street while section crews clear switches after a 10-inch snowfall the night before.
BNSF 2854 (GP39-2) and battle-scarred BNSF 4466 (Dash944CW) leave the Denver Yard and pass over the South Platte River.
BNSF eastbound at Briar Bluff,IL..
Delaware & Hudson GP39-2 #7418 former Reading #3418, with Maine Central GP38 #255 and GE U25-B #228 former Rock Island with the same cab number. Passing the principal shops of the Bangor & Ar... (more)
The OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is southbound in the late afternoon at Ray Junction with 54 loads of copper ore.
What's the next best thing to seeing a Warbonnet on point? The answer of course is a Yellowbonnet. This Yellowbonnet is leading a freight and will be heading to Colorado Springs on the joint line.
BNSF 2734 (GP39-2) and BNSF 2306 (GP38-2) make smoke and gain speed to take empty autoracks out of Denver.