Westbound empties are going to turn north to Ray Mine. Still one of the best reasons to railfan Arizona.
Ore empties, behind 501-401-301, cruise west towards Ray Mine for loading.
OT-1 departs Ray Mine with a train of ore loads bound for Hayden.
OT-1 enters the Ray Jct. yard limits with a train of ore loads.
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.
Ridin’ to a switch The conductor of Copper Basin Railway OT-1 rides the steps of GP39 No. 505 to a switch while running around their ore train at the ASARCO dumper in Hayden, Arizona, o... (more)
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.
Copper Basin Railways OT-1 job has just finished at the dumper and begins another trip to the mines.
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)
The Arizona countryside blurs by just west of Kearny from a view from the cab of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39CLC No. 505 on train OT-1 as the loaded ore train heads to Hayden on April 20, 2017.
A trio of unrepainted CBRY Geeps are rolling the empty ore cars up to Ray.
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.
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.