Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4006 crawls out of Tunnel #4 carefully bringing its heavy train down the steep grade into Clifton.
The inbound train from Lordsburg struggles up the 2.5% at MP 1206.
Sunset is near at MP1210 as the sun peeks through the gap between the trestle and the locomotive with a epic sunstar.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4009 climbs up out of Clifton with a train of heavy copper concentrate. Despite the relatively short length of this train, the two units (totaling 8000HP) are down to a craw... (more)
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4009 exits Tunnel #1 with the first train of the morning, bound for the top of the hill at South Siding.
Arizona Eastern B40-8 #4002 rolls past the stunning red rock cliffs of Rattlesnake Canyon with a train for Lordsburg.
Arizona Eastern #4009 rolls across the San Francisco River Bridge in downtown Clifton, AZ.
Arizona Eastern #4009 exits Tunnel #1 with an upgrade train leaving Clifton.
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.
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.
The 203 job begins their climb out of Clifton with a long train of copper traffic.