Unit train is drifting down the grade from Ray Mine headed to unload in Hayden with the last rays of light before the hills shadow over. Note the CBRY lettering on the gate.
OT-1 makes its second "nocturnal" dump in Hayden....it's summer and daylight appears by 0500, making this one of the earliest daylight photos I've ever posted, just a few clicks after 06... (more)
Power for Copper Basin Railway’s Smelter Job moves out of the yard as seen from the cab of CBRY EMD GP39 No. 505 on ore train OT-1 that is ready to depart Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. Locom... (more)
Before departing Hayden, Arizona, for a trip to the Asarco’s Ray copper mine, the conductor of Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 makes a roll-by inspection of the train on April 20, 2017.
35 loads + 10 empties are just beginning their trip east to Hayden from the Ray mine.
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.
45 ore loads ride dynamics down into Ray Junction to head east into Hayden. The colors of the CBRY paint scheme can be seen in the hills.
Ore shuttle is eastbound back to Hayden to dump. #301 remains the only unit on the roster to feature this headlight configuration. Ex-L&N 3023.
The OT-1 is southbound at Kelvin. Good winter rains have made the paloverde and mesquite trees blossom out before the intense summer heat arrives.
Copper Basin Railway #301 leads the morning ore train back to the dumper in Hayden. Due to a shutdown at the smelter this was the only train that would run that day.
CBRY GP40 301 gets some attention at the carriers shop in Hayden, Az. This is the only GP40 on the roster and is right at home with some of the former CSX GP39s as the unit is a ex SCL/CSX veteran... (more)