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 #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 B40-8s #4009 and #4002 crawl uphill out of Clifton with outbound cars from the massive Morenci smelter, which can be seen in the far background.
AZER 4009 negotiates a rock cut as it approaches South Siding.
The Arizona Eastern's stretch of railroad between Clifton and South Siding is impressive.
The AZER has finished the interchange work with FMI, and is now pulling out of town.
AZER 4009 is interchanging with the Freeport McMoran at Clifton.
The AZER is making some sort of power swap at South Siding. After we took these shots, we were warned to be careful because this area has had issues with rattle snake infestations. We made it out ... (more)
Led by a clean pair of AZER DASH-8s, a train of copper concentrate-loaded gondolas and various tank cars heads out of Clifton yard and trundles across the causeway through town.
Arizona Eastern DASH-8s nos. 4009/4011 have climbed most of the way from Clifton up to South Siding as they pass under the bridge carrying the Black Hills Country Byway and emerge into bright morn... (more)
The mountain tops above Clifton are cloaked in low cloud this morning as the Arizona Eastern brings a rake of acid and sulphur tanks up to the small interchange yard at South Siding.
#203 job is taking the first of two cuts of cars down to South Siding passing thru one of several tunnels along the way. Ex-SP 8022 should feel right at home on ex-SP ROW.
After winding up the hill out of Clifton, AZER 4009 passes under Babers Ranch Road as it approaches South Siding where they will swap cars and head back down to town with another cut for the FMI.