This section covers the climb East from Needles and the Colorado River up to Kingman, AZ. It is part of the BNSF Seligman Subdivision which runs all the way to Winslow, AZ
Needles to Kingman
|The three pictures to the right are from just east of Needles. Continue west on the Needles Sub
|5 Mile road is just East (southeast) of Needles. If you don't pay attention, you could get stuck. AAA is not very helpful!
West toward Needles
|Santa Fe 856 is showing its years as it comes eastbound off the Colorado River Bridge. ATSF 915 headed west is not much better
Topock is where the BNSF crosses the Colorado River about 10 miles
southeast of Needles. I have tried several times to get that great shot we all look
for. As videos and photos usually seen of the place demonstrate, the place is harder
to photograph than it looks. The light is usually too hot, too bright and from the
wrong direction. The bridge dwarfs trains. The center picture above shows
how Needles got its name.
|Further east, BNSF 4478 is climbing toward Yucca and Kingman at dawn.
|Milepost 544 is between Yucca and Franconia. These trains are running east toward Kingman
|Just east of Yucca, 8293 rolls a westbound at dusk
|Normally, we associate Kingman with words like "hot", "clear", "desert". It does, however, rain in the desert. These are some different Kingman canyon shots
If you found some of these pictures entertaining and useful. Please use them if you like. Respectfully request that you credit "Chuck Donaldson" as the photographer.