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Guitarmike
09-13-2003, 05:10 AM
Hi all,
Just joined this forum. Great place ya got here! I am planning to start taking photos in the Phoenix AZ area. Is there a place online to see train schedules or a way to find this info. I am mostly interested in frieght, which is actually all I've seen around here in the three years I've been in residence. There are some beautiful areas between here and Tucson and the tracks run right alongside the highway.
Any help finding out when & where to see the trains would be appreciated, just don't want to sit by the tracks all day (although I would like it, my girlfriend might not and it's her camera!!)
Mike

iCe
09-13-2003, 06:26 PM
Hey,

Welcome to the forums.

However I can't say anything about Phoenix.

:D

Guilford350
09-13-2003, 07:40 PM
Guitarmike, you might want to check out this link: http://www.gpec.org/InfoCenter/Topics/Transportation/RailService.html

Guitarmike
09-16-2003, 05:45 AM
Thanks for the link Guilford.
Quite a bit of good info there. I now realize it's much harder than I expected to get that perfect shot! I guess that'll make it even sweeter when I get it!! :D

Guilford350
09-16-2003, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the link Guilford.
Quite a bit of good info there. I now realize it's much harder than I expected to get that perfect shot! I guess that'll make it even sweeter when I get it!! :D

Glad to help :) .
There's nothing like waiting at your favortie spot, even if its for hours and hours, and capturing that one great shot. That's what railfaning is all about :wink:

milepost 48.1
10-30-2003, 04:41 PM
I've been over to the BNSF yard (19th ave and I10) and around 10 am there's usually a geep kicking cars. If I remeber correctly the big power starts moving about mid-afternoon. The UP yard is harder to get in to. When SP was around you could walk up to the trains but when UP took over...well that's another story. SR238 in Maricopa is the best place to see the UP action (south of Firebird Raceway). Good luck!

British Rail
11-04-2003, 01:03 AM
Thanks milepost 48.1 - I am hoping to get out to PHX in Dec
and was wondering about some good spots. State Road 238
will fit in with my trip from PHX airport to TUS airport and
back. (Just going to get some shots of aircraft parked out
in Arizona :wink: Do you know if they park old passenger
train cars out there tooooo ? ? Maybe a GG1 or EMD E8

Oh well, I can dream and hope :lol:

Thanks

iCe
11-04-2003, 01:08 AM
Hey British Rail,

Do you live in the UK? Just curious.

busyEMT
11-04-2003, 01:28 AM
Hey Guitarmike,

I know nothing about AZ, but here are links to the BNSF site:

http://www.bnsf.com/about_bnsf/assets/images/div_sw.pdf

http://www.bnsf-ttc.com/bnsftime/New%20Division%20Files/ if you agree, click through and find Southwest for a pdf of the official timetable and enjoy.[/url]

British Rail
11-06-2003, 04:12 PM
No, I don't live in the U.K. :cry: (I'm near Philadelphia,Penna.)
I did live there for about 3 years back in 1970's. I had a good
time riding British Rail in both England and Scotland. Also rode
the trains in France - Germany & Switzerland. Some day I'll dig
thru all my old pictures and slides and scan them to post. :D

iCe
11-06-2003, 10:25 PM
No, I don't live in the U.K. :cry: (I'm near Philadelphia,Penna.)
I did live there for about 3 years back in 1970's. I had a good
time riding British Rail in both England and Scotland. Also rode
the trains in France - Germany & Switzerland. Some day I'll dig
thru all my old pictures and slides and scan them to post. :D

Oh I see. Because your name was British Rail and your avatar is of the Underground logo. So...

Anyways, I rode trains in France and Germany, too....very nice! :D