Copper Basin Railway's OT-2 job making its way north towards the mines at the end of another great day in the desert
Copper Basin Railway’s unit train departs Ray Junction, Arizona, in some of the days last light during April 21, 2017. The train is led by CBRY No. 302, a rebuilt GP40 classified as a GP40-3.
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 Unit Train is descending the hill from the smelter to the yard and will then head west to the mine at Ray.
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.
OT-1 is eastbound with 45 loads of copper ore.
OT-1 on final approach into Hayden with loads fresh from the mine.
Ore Train 1 rolls into the unloader at Hayden with a beautiful set of EMD's. The ICE painted unit third out was recently acquired and just a year later would be repainted into CBRY's new scheme.
302 cruises along with a loaded smelter bound train between Kearny and Hayden, AZ.
The first loaded ore train of the day begins pulling through the smelter with the 302 on the point.
The first loaded ore train of the day arrives at Hayden and approaches the smelter with the 302 on the point.
A storm comes over the mountain as today's last trip back from the mine digs into the curve near Ray Junction.
Loaded ore train is grinding out of a slow order towards Hayden. Not sure what kind of bird that is flying overhead....
Second loaded ore train to arrive with the daylight crew is starting to unload. Good to see the 300-class back on CBRY in 2013! #302 is ex-INPR GP40 #4506 nee CSX 6808/SBD 6808/L&N 3012
The newest Copper Basin unit is this GP40 that was delivered to the CBR a couple of days ago. It was built as L&N 3012 and was recently Idaho Northern & Pacific 4506.