Freeport McMoran GP38 #55 storms up the 5.5% grade out of Clifton, AZ with the first cut of cars for the smelter and mine. This train will climb nearly 1300 feet vertical in the next 6 miles.
The FMI interchange job returns from the Arizona Eastern yard in Clifton with cars for the copper mine in Morenci. Leading the train up the cartoonish 4.5% grade on this branch is a GP38-2 still i... (more)
The second of two cuts is making the grade back up to Morenci's ops from Clifton below. Brakeman is stepping out to line runaway track while engineer is operating from fourth unit. They waste ve... (more)
The second of two cuts is making the grade back up to Morenci's ops from Clifton below.
First of two FCX jobs to roll down the hill this morning, while AZER was down at South Siding swapping trains. This set goes thru the runaround to wait in the clear then will grab the second half... (more)