The American southwest of Arizona is home to monumental monoliths, grand canyons, petrified forests, and vividly painted deserts. It is here that you'll find one of the busiest mainline railroads in America!
Join 7idea Productions on a fantastic adventure across the Grand Canyon State on BNSF's Seligman and Gallup Subdivisions. In Part 1 of this two part series, we will travel the western half of the state beginning at Needles, California.
The double-track main line heads east through Topock and across the Mojave Desert to Kingman Canyon. The steady drumming of big GE diesels fills the air as the grade reaches 1.8%. We continue through Crozier Canyon, the double-track tunnel at Nelson, Seligman, and up the western slope of the Colorado Plateau to Williams, just south of the Grand Canyon. The scenery changes dramatically as the railroad gains over 6,000 feet in elevation.
Seeing over seventy trains per day, this is one of the most popular railfan destinations in the west! Join us as we travel "Across Arizona! BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams."
This program was shot in April and May of 2014.
1 hour 48 minutes
WIDESCREEN NTSC No Region Code
May be viewed with or without narration.
The rails glisten in the gathering dusk as an eastbound BNSF stack train nears the Colorado River at Topock.
Westbound double stacks meet an eastbound empty ethanol train near Crozier Canyon.
From a high vantage point just west of Seligman, two stack trains meet on the busy transcon.
BNSF 7352 leads a westbound ethanol train out of Kingman Canyon and across the desert just after sunset.
BNSF 6888 west rolls out of the big Doublea Cut west of Williams as storm clouds darken the sky.
Polished rail reflects a high green at Griffith beckoning an eastbound train into the night.
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