Westbound empties are going to turn north to Ray Mine. Still one of the best reasons to railfan Arizona.
OT-1 enters the Ray Jct. yard limits with a train of ore loads.
48 ore loads grind downgrade from the Ray Mine to the Hayden Dumper....which had been experiencing dumping issues this visit, limiting the daylight run to one.
OT-1 is leaving the mine with the first daylight loads, but will end up in Hayden to find the dumper is down, ending this crew's work. Three unrepainted units at the helm, and based on #502, look... (more)
Daily Unit Train climbs up the hill towards Ray Mine & tonight will have the unexpected duty of helping OT-1 right a couple ore cars that discharged while being loaded.
Unit train is drifting down the grade from Ray Mine headed to unload in Hayden with the last rays of light before the hills shadow over. Note the CBRY lettering on the gate.
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Work Train is seen here getting ready to enter Ray Mine at Kelvin, AZ. With 3 Box Cars to drop off before heading back to Hayden, AZ. Light Engines
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 is seen here passing through Kelvin, AZ. Getting ready to head into Ray Mine to get 48 more loads of Copper Ore
The southbound OT-1 is nearing Ray Junction with Teapot Mountain in the background.
The southbound OT-1 at Kelvin.
A train of sulfuric acid swings through the curve at Kelvin on the final stretch to the mine at Ray on the Copper Basin.
45 ore loads ride dynamics down into Ray Junction to head east into Hayden. The colors of the CBRY paint scheme can be seen in the hills.
Ore shuttle is eastbound back to Hayden to dump. #301 remains the only unit on the roster to feature this headlight configuration. Ex-L&N 3023.
The OT-1 is southbound on the Ray Branch with 42 loads of copper ore.
The OT-1 is southbound at Kelvin. Good winter rains have made the paloverde and mesquite trees blossom out before the intense summer heat arrives.