In part 2 of this two-part series, we continue our trek across the Grand Canyon State. Beginning at Williams Junction we explore BNSF's Seligman Subdivision east through Flagstaff while a fast moving snowstorm blows over the Arizona Divide. The weather improves as we follow the Southern Transcon over Canyon Diablo Bridge and through the big sag into Winslow Yard.
The high mountain forests transition into open country accented by the vividly shaded badlands of the Painted Desert as trains head east over the Gallup Sub to the New Mexico border. We will visit locations such as Joseph City, Holbrook, Arntz, Adamana, and Coronado Junction, before reaching the state line beneath the beautiful rock cliffs at Lupton. Intermodal, manifest, grain, and coal trains ply the rails on this busy corridor.
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 2: Williams Junction to Lupton.”
This program was shot in April and May of 2014.
1 hour 29 minutes
Item Code (DVD) ARIZ2DVD
Item Code (BD) ARIZ2BD
A westbound stack train appears through a spring snow storm as it meets an eastbound at Flagstaff. The elevation here is 6,902 feet.
A westbound Z train crosses the Canyon Diablo Bridge 222 feet above the canyon floor.
The snow covered San Francisco Peaks rise above an eastbound stack train at Darling. The mountains mark the highest point in Arizona.
A manifest train bound for Barstow, California stretches out across the wide open landscape of eastern Arizona near the Petrified National Forest.
A stack train passes red buttes just east of Holbrook as it races toward Winslow for a crew-change.
In the last seconds of daylight, the glint of the evening sun illuminates an eastbound Z train at Joseph City.
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