At near last light, the CBRY Unit Train comes onto the Ray Branch as they near their destination at the Ray Mine.
The UT heads off the Hayden Spur as they prepare to follow OT-1 west to the mine at Ray.
The "Unit Train" runs lite to the Hayden smelter to pick up their train for Ray.
Empty ore OT-1 heads through Kearny with a GP40 leader. That milepost on the right marks rail distance from San Francisco, a holdover from the SP era.
OT-1 thunders eastbound through Kearny with a loaded ore train.
OT-1 departs Ray under ominous skies.
The Magma Local returns east as they pass through Kelvin on the way back from the UP interchange at Magma Jct. One of the original GP39s assigned to this region is on the point.
Copper Basin's OT-1 ore train heads west through Kearny.
The Unit Train heads towards Ray Mine in the late afternoon.
The conductor and engineer of Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 ore train shuttle talk to a mechanical employee as they fuel up their locomotives at Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017.
Power for Copper Basin Railway’s Smelter Job switches in the yard at Hayden, Arizona, as seen from CBRY EMD GP39 No. 505 leading ore train OT-1 that is ready to depart on April 20, 2017. Locomot... (more)
Led by EMD GP40-3 No. 302, Copper Basin Railway’s unit train approaches the Highway 177 grade crossing at Ray, Arizona, late in the day on April 20, 2017.
In a view from the cab of trailing unit EMD GP39CLC No. 505, eastbound Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 ore train is about to thread Tunnel 2 near Ray Junction, Arizona, on April 20, 2017.
Three Copper Basin Railway geeps storm through the town of Kearny, AZ with rock loads for the smelter.
With the miners on strike and with no orectrains running, the Copper Basin RR ran security trains to protect its infrastructure from vandalism/sabotage.....