OT-1 timed their arrival at Kearny perfectly with a break in the clouds as they thunder west with a train of empties for the copper mine at Ray.
The loaded copper ore train has reached it's destination and has started the dumping process.
CBRY 301 heads for Hayden with loads of copper ore.
CBRY 301 makes it's way through a small tunnel as it leads a loaded train from Ray bound for Hayden
CBRY 301 is on the final approach to Ray, as they hang a tight curve and head back into the setting sun.
The unit train is clipping along at 25 MPH on their way to Ray.
The unit train eases down the hill from the Smelter to the yard.
Unit train is drifting down the grade from Ray Mine headed to unload in Hayden with the last rays of light before the hills shadow over. Note the CBRY lettering on the gate.
OT-1 makes its second "nocturnal" dump in Hayden....it's summer and daylight appears by 0500, making this one of the earliest daylight photos I've ever posted, just a few clicks after 06... (more)
Power for Copper Basin Railway’s Smelter Job moves out of the yard as seen from the cab of CBRY EMD GP39 No. 505 on ore train OT-1 that is ready to depart Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. Locom... (more)
Before departing Hayden, Arizona, for a trip to the Asarco’s Ray copper mine, the conductor of Copper Basin Railway’s OT-1 makes a roll-by inspection of the train on April 20, 2017.
35 loads + 10 empties are just beginning their trip east to Hayden from the Ray mine.
There is only one opportunity to shoot the eastbound angle at Tunnel 2 on the current CBRY schedule, now close to 1500, and I have to admit, it still looks great.
45 ore loads ride dynamics down into Ray Junction to head east into Hayden. The colors of the CBRY paint scheme can be seen in the hills.
Ore shuttle is eastbound back to Hayden to dump. #301 remains the only unit on the roster to feature this headlight configuration. Ex-L&N 3023.