48 ore loads grind downgrade from the Ray Mine to the Hayden Dumper....which had been experiencing dumping issues this visit, limiting the daylight run to one.
OT-1 is leaving the mine with the first daylight loads, but will end up in Hayden to find the dumper is down, ending this crew's work. Three unrepainted units at the helm, and based on #502, look... (more)
Jeremy Holyoak and Garrett Pitner from the mechanical department of the Copper Basin Railway work on EMD GP39-2 No. 502 at Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. This former Kennecott Copper locomoti... (more)
A trio of unrepainted CBRY Geeps are rolling the empty ore cars up to Ray.
Empty ore train snakes its way out of the dumper heading back west to get a second train of loads. This process has immaculate timing and you can set a clock to it.
#502, an original KCC motor in these parts, leads two sisters that haven't yet been repainted into Ray Junction heading up the hill for more loads.
Empty ore shuttle has left Hayden Dumper heading back to Ray Mine for more loads.
OT-1 makes its second daylight run to Ray Mine. #502 is one of the original KCC motors that has plied these rails for as long as I've been visiting the operations. It also is one of the few not y... (more)
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 has just finished dumping their Train at the Hayden Smelter, they are seen here heading back to Ray Mine for another 48 loads of Copper Ore at Kelv... (more)
CBRY OT-1 heads north to the Copper Ore Mine for loading in Kelvin, Az.
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 heads back to Ray Junction for another load. They are seen here pulling the hill at Kearny, AZ.
Copper Basin Railway (CBRY) Copper Ore Train OT1 heads back to Ray Junction for another load. They are seen here passing through Hayden, AZ.
Copper Basin Railway locomotive mechanic Owen Boehm inspects the trucks of CBRY EMD GP39-2 No. 502 in the shop at Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017. This former Kennecott Copper locomotive is hav... (more)