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Date: 12/09/12 17:27
BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: alco636

After discovering the BNSF Holiday train downtown last night, I made sure to check it out in the morning light.

#1 Early morning glint shot.

#2 A friend and I received permission to walk along to the rear of the train. Your friendly neighborhood foamer poses with the 7353.

#3 The Transcon is busy as always. A westbound approaches downtown Flagstaff.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/12 17:28 by alco636.








Date: 12/09/12 17:30
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: alco636

#4 I learned the departure time of 3pm, and headed out west to the Railroad Springs area to await the special. This westbound rolled by.

#5 The Holiday special.

Thanks BNSF!

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN






Date: 12/09/12 17:45
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: chefjavier

Where's the lights?

Javier Ortiz
Bontenville, AR



Date: 12/09/12 17:49
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: alco636

Inside the window frames were many lights. Better views at night. Lots of decorations inside the cars could be seen too.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN



Date: 12/10/12 01:56
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: CSabresXr1

How do you get to the Railroad Springs location?



Date: 12/10/12 08:54
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: TomPlatten

Not the most attractive train I have seen! Definitely not up to "Santa Fe" standards.



Date: 12/10/12 18:49
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: alco636

Tom, the GEs had freshly painted trucks, and were very clean. The passenger cars were all very clean, and from what I could see, first class. We may agree the bi-level cars seem out of place. Plus a pair of SDFP45 may make classier power. However, everything I saw about this train was first class. I commend BNSF for keeping their armed service veterans in mind by operating this special. It's not like the Transcon was quiet either.

TomPlatten Wrote:
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> Not the most attractive train I have seen!
> Definitely not up to "Santa Fe" standards.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN



Date: 12/10/12 18:54
Re: BNSF Holiday train in Flagstaff
Author: alco636

Drive west from Flagstaff along Route 66. About a mile west is Railroad Springs Blvd. It's a right turn only. Stay on it to the end. A Flagstaff Urban Trail will begin at the end of it.

CSabresXr1 Wrote:
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> How do you get to the Railroad Springs location?

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN



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