The OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is westbound rounding the curve from Ray Junction yard to the Ray Block. Engine is an ex Kennecott Copper unit with the high clearance fuel tank. The high cab from the Kenne... (more)
A late afternoon ore shuttle rounds a curve while headed for the Ray mine with empties. (permission to be on property)
Another empty CBRY ore train heads back west through Kearny, Az. on a hot and sunny September afternoon with the recently repainted 501 in charge.
A empty CBRY ore train drifts into the mine and away from the photographers grasp. Within the next hour and half the train will be loaded and readied for another trip to Hayden.
CBRY GP39-2 501 leads a now empty train away from the dumper as it makes it's way back onto the main and towards Hayden Junction where the crew will perform a break test before continuing back to ... (more)
Copper Basin Railway’s ore shuttle train OT-1 exits short Tunnel 2 just east of Ray Junction, Arizona, on March 29, 2010.
CBRY 501 has been a copper hauler its entire life, running as Kennecott Copper 791 originally.
Ore train has spilled its last load into the dumper at Hayden & will now return to the Ray Mine for more loads.
Ore empties pass a work train near Ray Junction, where the ore train heads up to the Ray Mine.
loaded copper concentrate train leaving Ray Mine near Ray Jct, AZ
If you're thinking about a day on the Copper Basin, I highly recommend it! Not only are they extremely railfan friendly, but are also an extremely professional railway. Trains literally leave with... (more)