1/14/07 Clarkdale, Arizona - One of the engines pulling our train. Number 1510 was originally an engine on the Alaska Railroad.
1/14/07 - Molten slag from the processing of the ore was deposited behind this barricade of corrugated steel, which has since rusted away for the most part, leaving the pattern of the corrugations cast into the mountain of waste.
1/14/07 - The first of three trestles across streams, canyons, or washes along the route.
1/14/07 - Throughout the area temperatures were well below normal for the time of year, as this frozen fountain next to the train depot illustrates.
1/14/07 - The tracks hug the wall of the canyon in most places.
1/14/07 - Trestle number two spans a very dry ravine.
1/14/07 - The third, and final, trestle along the route crosses this wash.
1/14/07 - The Verde River, with a seasonally low flow, meanders in its bed.
1/14/07 - Here and there small pools of water provide relief for the inhabitants of this sere land.
1/14/07 - One of the hardy species of plant life seen along the tracks.
1/14/07 - More of the vegetation that clings to rocks and to life in this arid country.
1/14/07 - Some of the red rock I had come to see and photograph.
1/14/07 - Getting closer to the mountains, the track curves around a bend at the bottom of the valley.