Engineer Kenny Burgess is at the throttle of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 505 on an OT-1 ore train near Kearrny, Arizona, headed for loading at at Ray Mine on April 20, 2017
EMD GP39 No. 505 leads Copper Basin Railway train OT-1 across Bridge 988.36 at Ray Junction, Arizona, on the afternoon of April 21, 2017.
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)
Copper Basin's OT-2 job rolls through Ray heading north to the mine
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.
CBRY 505 hustles the unit train towards Ray Mine as it catches the sun literally 1 minute before sinking below the mountains.
The unit train is seen at the bottom of Hayden Spur where it crosses Rte 177 and into the yard. The train will keep rolling for Ray Mine arriving shortly after sunset.
A train of sulfuric acid swings through the curve at Kelvin on the final stretch to the mine at Ray on the Copper Basin.
A train of sulphuric acid comes from the processor at Hayden heading for the mine at Ray. A few ore cars are up front to serve as buffers on this Copper Basin train.
My trip to the Copper Basin still ranks among my best trips. A guided tour of the operation with the CEO without any prior arrangements speaks loudly of treatment visitors receive, if following t... (more)
Hauling copper ore for the smelter at Hayden, Copper Basin Railway train OT-2 rumbles through the high desert scenery at Tunnel 2 just east of Ray Junction, Arizona, on March 8, 2005.
Copper Basin Railway train OT-1 hauling copper ore is about to begin the unloading process at Asarco’s dumper at Hayden, Arizona, on March 8, 2005.
Westbound OT-1 empties at Ray Junction is climbing a grade towards the copper mine.
The 505 takes the empties back to the mine as it approaches the second tunnel on the line. Getting to this location involved this Michigander's first encounter with cactus's and steep cliff's.
The unit train exits Ray Junction and begins its run down to the mine.