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. Locomotiv... (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.
At the end of the day on April 21, 2017, Copper Basin Railway’s unit train departs Ray Junction, Arizona, led by CBRY No. 302, a rebuilt GP40 classified as a GP40-3.
Copper Basin Railway's OT-2 job making its way north towards the mines at the end of another great day in the desert
Copper Basin Railway’s unit train departs Ray Junction, Arizona, in some of the days last light during April 21, 2017. The train is led by CBRY No. 302, a rebuilt GP40 classified as a GP40-3.
The sun has just set behind the mountains as Copper Basins unit train works up the grade at Ray Junction,AZ on its way to the mine.
The Unit Train is descending the hill from the smelter to the yard and will then head west to the mine at Ray.
The westbound Local is just past the junction switch with the Ray Branch at Ray Junction. The Local usually runs at night or very late afternoon, so a day time run was a treat.
OT-1 is eastbound with 45 loads of copper ore.
OT-1 on final approach into Hayden with loads fresh from the mine.
Ore Train 1 rolls into the unloader at Hayden with a beautiful set of EMD's. The ICE painted unit third out was recently acquired and just a year later would be repainted into CBRY's new scheme.
302 cruises along with a loaded smelter bound train between Kearny and Hayden, AZ.
The first loaded ore train of the day begins pulling through the smelter with the 302 on the point.
The first loaded ore train of the day arrives at Hayden and approaches the smelter with the 302 on the point.
A storm comes over the mountain as today's last trip back from the mine digs into the curve near Ray Junction.