Freeport McMoran #49 is in full dynamic as the loaded train descends the steep grade to Clifton.
Tucked away in this far, remote corner of Arizona is the former Phelps Dodge operation sitting atop a 5% grade at Morenci. Photo lines not required out here. Ever.
Two repainted Geeps lead two veteran paint jobs down the hill from the mine to the AZER interchange, following another set that went ahead of them....I wouldn't have minded all of them being lashe... (more)
The second run down the hill of the day features two of the repainted units used at the Morenci mine. The inbound train will require two separate moves back up the 5% grade. You get quite the ba... (more)
Locomotive #49 is seen wearing Freeport McMoran's new paint scheme as it heads down the 5% grade to interchange with the AZER.
FMI job makes a second run up the hill to Morenci after interchanging with the AZER.
FMI job climbs the steep 5% grade out of the interchange yard at Clifton with a good 30 cars for the top of the hill.
FMI job ties onto the rear of the inbound AZER train and will shortly be screaming up the 5% grade to the FMI yard at the top of the hill.