FMI drags Morenci bound cars up the steep grade.
This railroad is short, but sweet.
Freeport McMoRan's power works the AZER interchange.
A bunch of Freeport McMoRan's weird GPs haul a train up the grade the seems too steep to be real.
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)
First of two FCX jobs to roll down the hill this morning, while AZER was down at South Siding swapping trains. This set goes thru the runaround to wait in the clear then will grab the second half... (more)
The last one in is the first one out, so to speak....this set of engines was with a second trip down from Morenci and while the first set waits in the clear, this set grabs the rear of the AZER in... (more)
Five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold 'geeps' head skyward up the 5% ramp from Clifton to the copper mine at Morenci.
After interchanging with the Arizona Eastern, five Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold geeps put the hammer down as they leave Clifton and ascend the 5% gradient to Morenci.
Five Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold geeps pull 25+ cars up the 4.5% grade leaving Clifton,AZ on its way back to the mine at the top of the mountain in Morenci. The conductor would then jump off th... (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.
Locomotive #49 is seen wearing Freeport McMoran's new paint scheme as it heads down the 5% grade to interchange with the AZER.