APRIL 2020: Ben Kletzer takes us to Clifton, Arizona, a small desert town home to heavy railroading action supporting the local copper industry thanks to Arizona Eastern and the Morenci Industrial Railroad. Robert Scott takes us to the other side of the world to visit Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia traverses in Chile, while Michael Berry and Gregory Grice tour Montreal’s busy Deux Montagnes commuter rail line before it is converted to light rail. All this and more in the April issue of Railfan & Railroad!
Two railroads meet in Clifton, Arizona, to serve the vital copper industry, Arizona Eastern Railway and Freeport-McMoRan Industrial Railroad, making the small town one of the busiest interchanges in the Southwest.
In the freight railroad business it’s often difficult to determine what’s really going on. For instance, freight business is down all over the country in the last year. But is this something serious or just a temporary blip?