Working hard on the steep grade out of Clifton, Arizona, is a Freeport-McMoRan train of loaded acid tanks curving through Corral cut approaching Corral Road grade crossing on October 23, 2020. Fiv... (more)
Five Freeport McMoRan EMD GP38/38-2s ease a train down the steep grade on the railroad’s main line from Morenci to Clifton, Arizona, on the morning of October 28, 2020.
A Freeport McMoRan train curves into corral cut approaching Corral Road grade crossing as it works hard climbing the steep three to five percent grade between Clifton and Morenci, Arizona, on Octo... (more)
Freeport-McMoRan EMD GP38/38-2 locomotives work hard on a train of loaded acid tank cars curving through corral cut while climbing the steep three to five percent grade from the Arizona Eastern Ra... (more)
A Freeport McMoRan train passes through a cut and heads downgrade just past the Corral Road grade crossing between Morenci and Clifton, Arizona, on October 22, 2020. Up front in the train are gond... (more)
On October 22, 2020, a 16-car (14 loads and 2 empties) Freeport McMoRan freight powered by four EMD GP38/38-2s headed up the steep three to five percent grade on the railroad’s line from Clifton t... (more)
Freeport-McMoRan EMD GP38 No. 49, along with three sister GP38/GP38-2 locomotives, sits amid some mining structures at the massive facility at Morenci, Arizona, on October 23, 2020. Later that mor... (more)
Five Freeport McMoRan EMD 4-axle units lug a train up the steep (up to 5%) grade of the railroad’s line from the Arizona Eastern’s interchange yard at Clifton to Morenci, Arizona, on October 27, 2... (more)
A heavy Freeport-McMoRan train of loaded acid tanks curves through the cut approaching Corral Road grade crossing while climbing the torturous three to five percent grade from the Arizona Eastern ... (more)
Freeport McMoran switches the concentrate track at the the massive crusher complex. The Morenci Mine is one of largest Copper Mines and reserves in the world. As the road sign for gas indicates,... (more)
Not a Illusion The grade here is not a illusion, it looks like the ramp on a roller coaster. This Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Company's "Hill Turn" is hanging over the steep... (more)
King of the Mountains 4.5%! Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Company's "Hill Turn" conquers the grade above Clifton, AZ. This is the 1st of three Hill turns the FRI will make up... (more)
The Little Engines that Could! In a isolated corner of Arizona lies the meanest operational railroad grade in the United States, the 3%+ climb up Shannon Hill. The grade climbs a ramp from... (more)
58, 57, 51 & 56 depart Morenci with the first of three trains for the interchange sidings at Clifton, 4 Nov 2019.
This was the first of three runs down the hill using two sets of locos...
Leaving the mine at Morenci,AZ is a quintet of Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold geeps as they descend the mountain to interchange with the AZER at Clifton located in the valley.