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...
This corner of the world remains isolated & a great place to unwind & enjoy the hobby without a photo line anywhere. You have to earn your keep here, though, no amount of heads-ups will help. Ca... (more)
Tucked away in this far, remote corner of Arizona is the former Phelps Dodge operation sitting atop a 5% grade at Morenci. Photo lines not required out here. Ever.
Two repainted Geeps lead two veteran paint jobs down the hill from the mine to the AZER interchange, following another set that went ahead of them....I wouldn't have minded all of them being lashe... (more)
A trio of the ex-Dodge Phelps unique Geeps heads down the hill ahead of the actual interchange train to lay in wait for AZER's rather lengthy train which will require two moves up the hill to More... (more)
The second run down the hill of the day features two of the repainted units used at the Morenci mine. The inbound train will require two separate moves back up the 5% grade. You get quite the ba... (more)
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.