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.
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.
Westbound Unit Train turns the corner at Ray Junction and heads into the Mine during the golden hour.
Unit Train power heads up the hill to grab its train for Ray Mine.
Copper Basin’s unit train is westbound at Tunnel 3 East of Riverside, Arizona, on March 18, 2004. Copper Basin No. 505 is a former Chesapeake and Ohio/CSX locomotive.