San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company SMA #794
Nature of Firm
SMA operates freight service from a connection with the Copper Basin Railroad (and by haulage agreement with UP) at Hayden to San Manuel, AZ (29.4 miles).
San Manual Arizona Railroad was constructed by a joint venture consisting of Utah Construction Company and The Sterns-Roger Manufacturing Company, which had a contract with San Manuel Copper Corporation for the construction of the railroad. The company was incorporated September 29, 1953, and the railroad began operations in 1955. The copper mine at San Manuel was permanently closed in October 2003. The SMA ceased operations in 1999. There are no current plans to reopen this line.