As I did last year, I highly recommend to any one considering it to visit the Copper Basin. Not only are they a busy, good looking shortline, but they are also by far the friendliest operation out... (more)
The day's first train load of copper ore is seen here about to unload in Hayden. The cars have slots about two feet up from the bottom which allow the copper to fall onto a awaiting conveyer belt.... (more)
CBRY GP39 403 glistens in the evening sun as it heads back to the mine for another load of copper ore.
CBRY GP39 403 unloads the second half of it's train at the dumper in Hayden, AZ.
CBRY GP39 403 shoves it's train through the dumper in preparation for unloading on the adjacent track.
CBRY 502 leads 54 loads, just west of Ray Junction, bound for the dumper at Hayden, AZ.
CBRY 403 leads 54 empties west at Ray Junction, AZ.
CBRY 403 west has just entered the Ray block at Ray Junction, heading back to the mine for another load of copper ore.
CBRY 403 leads the empties back to the Ray Mine for another load of copper ore.
The power for the OT-1 job reverses onto their train at the Hayden Dumper and will shove the rest of it through before pulling back west and dumping the remainder of the train.
A trio of CBRY GP39s guide 53 loads towards the dumper at Hayden.
CBRY 403 leads 54 empties back to the mine for another load.
Long shadows forced me to go vertical on this shot, but I can't complain with the results.
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)