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|Finally-this last map shows the reason for the multitude of narrow gauge lines: The area was mostly owned by three mining companies, the Arizona Copper Co., the Detroit Copper Co, and the Shannon Arizona Mining Co. Each had their own system of narrow gauge lines that often paralleled eachother, as seen in the photo Vern posted a little eariler in this thread. The railroad with the three loops (there was actually five) is the Morenci Southern. Prior to it's construction almost everything in the town of Morenci arrived via the Coronado Railroad and it's system f inclines and tunnels.