Just another days work at the time and a precious membory now. This set of units was switching the yard. Thanks to Ryan Ballard for the tour.
By the mid-1990's, catching a Kennecott Copper ore train along the west benches of the Salt Lake Valley was a challenge. By this point in time, Kennecott ran only one single turn per day between C... (more)
KCC loaded copper ore train near Bacchus, UT
On a frigid winter morning a train of empty ore cars heads up the hill and through Tunnel One for the mines around Copper Flat, where they will be loaded back to the mill at McGill. Or at least t... (more)
The Nevada Northern Scale test car is seen on the abandoned approach to the processing plant
Nevada Northern SD7 401 is switching the industries in Ely
A loaded ore train from the pit is headed thru Ely yard for the smelter at Mcgill on the Nevada Northern.
Having visited Utah on numerous occasions I have never been fortunate enough to catch the former KCC GP39-2s working. On this particular trip on a drive to somewhere else I decided on a whim to ma... (more)
westbound copper ore train on Kennecott Copper RR coming from Ray Mine to interchange train to SP at Ray Jct, AZ
Two high cab GP39-2s (792 & 799) built in 1978 for use in Kennecott's Bingham Canyon open pit mine still serve on the rails of their original owner. Now lettered for Tangent Rail Services which pr... (more)
Two high cab GP39-2s (792 & 799) built in 1978 for use in Kennecott's Bingham Canyon open pit mine still serve on the rails of their original owner. Now lettered for Tangent Rail Services which p... (more)
inbound empty ore train
Kennecott Copper GE 125-tonner 402 is on display along with an ore car and a caboose on trackage at the Oquirrh Mountain Mining Museum in the Deseret Peak Complex near Tooele, Utah.
A loaded ore train from the Bingham mine is on a 14 mile trip to the smelter
Kennecott Copper caboose 22 sits on display in Ely.