Old 12-19-2009, 05:26 AM   #1
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I am going to be in the Phoenix/Tempe area soon and was wondering if there are any good railfanning spots? Any shortlines within in short driving distance(less than an hour or so)?

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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Not worth the effort, its pretty much dead there. It is a dead end destination for RR's from what I remember.

Heavy BSNF action to the north at Flagstaff and UP to the South
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:55 AM   #3
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Try these web sites for more info --

http://www.aeromoe.com/Peavine.html

www.trainfoamers.com

www.trainorders.com

Also see if there's a yahoo groups to join. I don't know enough about Phoenix to help, but there is railfanning there.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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Head about 40 minutes south to Maricopa to pick up UP's Sunset Route. If you head west from Maricopa on AZ-238, the area where it cuts through the mountains has some decent scenery, as well as a lot of saguaro cacti.
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Head about 40 minutes south to Maricopa to pick up UP's Sunset Route. If you head west from Maricopa on AZ-238, the area where it cuts through the mountains has some decent scenery, as well as a lot of saguaro cacti.
Thanks for the info. I did head down to the sunset line, and saw 3 trains in an hour and a half, not bad for Christmas eve. I did grab one pic good enough for here:
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Someday I will head down there again, when I have more than the latter half of an afternoon. Some good photo opportunities out there.

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