Freeport McMoran #63 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton with a heavy train for the Morenci Mine.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4005 carefully descends the 2.5% grade downhill into Clifton, AZ with inbound cars for the Morenci Mine.
Arizona Eastern B40-8s #4009 and #4002 crawl uphill out of Clifton with outbound cars from the massive Morenci smelter, which can be seen in the far background.
Freeport McMoran GP38 #55 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton, AZ with the first cut of cars for the smelter and mine. This train will climb nearly 1300 feet vertical in the next 6 miles.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4002 leads the downhill Clifton Switcher through the narrow cut at MP1210. The width of this cut illustrates the narrow gauge heritage of the line.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4012 sorts empties for at South Siding deep in the Arizona High Desert.
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4012 leads the inbound train from Lordsburg, NM uphill towards Clifton, AZ. This train is struggling up the stiff 2.5% grade out of the Gila River Valley and will soon reac... (more)
Arizona Eastern B-boat #4009 slugs uphill with the morning freight out of Clifton. Soon the train will enter Tunnel 6 and surmount the hill, before tying down the train at South Siding.
National Railways of Zimbabwe Class 15A #414 climbs through the hills above Hwange with a freight train bound for Victoria Falls.
National Railways of Zimbabwe Class 16A #611 storms through Zanguja curve on the way to Victoria Falls.
JS 8190 storms past JS 8167 as the latter waits to enter the loading area for another load of coal.
JS 8190 thunders through the big curve and up the last section of steep 2.5+% grade out of the opencast pit at Sandaoling.
JS 8190 steams out of the blue flood loader at the bottom of the opencast pit coal mine at Sandaoling.
JS 8225 storms uphill past the jumbled boulders halfway that mark the halfway point from Baerzhan to Kengkouzhan.
JS 8080 switches a long train of coal cars at Nanzhan (South Station) railway yard. Despite looking like a locomotive destined for the scrapyard, JS 8080 is actually in great operational shape, wi... (more)