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Date: 03/01/24 05:10
Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: robj

This is BNSF former Santa Fe line from Ash Fork, AZ to Phoenix.  MP's begin at Ash Fork where line diverges from former mainline(at MP 406)
Visiting my brother  in Paulden, AZ I "discovered" line I knew little about.  Getting out late morning, visitng don't want to leave before sunrise, I drove down toward Ash Fork and drove in on Bullock Road.
I see a headlight approaching as I get close to MP4 crosssing, thats convenient. Grab a shot and head toward Little Hell Canyon Bridge at MP 13.3. Had explored day before.

Surprisingly I had time to climb up an overlook(day later with a stack train I barlely got to bridge before train).

1)  2/22/2024 a West Bound(south direction) crosses Little Hell Canyon Bridge. (returning to car took 5 minutes to change from boots with several pounds of muck clinging).
2)  2/24/2024  West Bound intermodal at Bridge as shot from Highway 89 bridge.
3)  2/27/2024  East Bound (north direction) mixed mostly auto racks moving slower .

Bob Jordan
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/24 05:14 by robj.








Date: 03/01/24 05:13
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: robj

4)  Grab shot of DPU on Manifest from photo #1. Rental pictured.   Budget threated me with a Kia but gave me a RAV4 AWD which was very nice.

Bob Jordan

 




Date: 03/01/24 05:35
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: bmarti7

I nominate no.1 for the IOTD. Niiiiice!

PCBill



Date: 03/01/24 07:00
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: tferk

Nice work!.  Hopefully all of my boot holes were still in that embankment for you to use as steps.

Ted Ferkenhoff
Flagstaff, AZ



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/24 07:01 by tferk.



Date: 03/01/24 07:06
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: robj

tferk Wrote:
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> Nice work!.  Hopefully all of my boot holes were
> still in that embankment for you to use as steps.

Funny you say that.  I sometimes see foot prints in odd locations and figure the only reasonable explanation would be ...... 

Bob



Date: 03/01/24 07:19
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: AndyBrown

Excellent views of a line that sees a surpring amount of traffic.  Love seeing the Santa Fe in AZ!

Andy



Date: 03/01/24 07:30
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: robj

AndyBrown Wrote:
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> Excellent views of a line that sees a surpring
> amount of traffic.  Love seeing the Santa Fe in
> AZ!
>
> Andy

I was surprised at traffic. Certainly had some long lulls but ran into good number of intermodal.

Bob

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Date: 03/01/24 07:31
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: ntharalson

Nice shots of a little done area, thanks for posting.  To be reasonably accurate, the Phoenix line begins at Williams Junction.  Ash Fork is on the ORIGINAL Santa Fe main line, where the Peavine Line to Poenix took off.  That's why there's a dsiparity in the milepost numbering.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 03/01/24 08:50
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: tomstp

That area just looks like it could be full of rattlers.



Date: 03/01/24 09:23
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: Gonut1

Very little coverage from that area. I have family in Phoenix and it is far from a railroading hotspot. Other than maybe the bridge fire UP had a few years back!
You even caught one of the yellow lettered BNSF units.
Gonut



Date: 03/01/24 10:57
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE series!!

Larry



Date: 03/01/24 11:08
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: BoostedFridge

Nice coverage of the bridge!  Photo 1 is great!

I was coincidentally in this area the same week as you, and caught a few of these trains on the Seligman Sub.  I spent two nights in Williams, with the Peavine running right behind my hotel, and counted at least 7 trains per night, each night.  Surprisingly high traffic based on what has been reported in the past.



Date: 03/01/24 11:13
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: robj

Thanks. Was interesting as I was not sure I'd get much.

Old report did note they are busier at night. Dispatcher was talking about shuttles. Not sure what that was but guessing on south end?

Bob
BoostedFridge Wrote:
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> Nice coverage of the bridge!  Photo 1 is great!
>
> I was coincidentally in this area the same week as
> you, and caught a few of these trains on the
> Seligman Sub.  I spent two nights in Williams,
> with the Peavine running right behind my hotel,
> and counted at least 7 trains per night, each
> night.  Surprisingly high traffic based on what
> has been reported in the past.

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Date: 03/01/24 11:24
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: BoostedFridge

There were crews dying on their hours all over the Seligman on Friday through Sunday, and I'm sure that spilled over to southbound trains onto the Peavine.


robj Wrote:
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> Thanks. Was interesting as I was not sure I'd get
> much.
>
> Old report did note they are busier at night.
> Dispatcher was talking about shuttles. Not sure
> what that was but guessing on south end?
>
> Bob
 



Date: 03/01/24 12:33
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: busdriver

I would love to catch trains on this like down near Castle Hot Springs, but have no idea when they would be going by.  Are they on any kind of regular schedule?
 



Date: 03/01/24 14:52
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: P

robj Wrote:
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> Rental pictured.   Budget threated me with a Kia
> but gave me a RAV4 AWD which was very nice.
>
> Bob Jordan
>
Lol. We rented from Budget last year to drive to Florida and had a choice of SUV's as well. We actually picked the KIa because it seemed more spacious than the other choices. It performed fine although we had a leaky tire. You can't blame that on the manufacturer.
I was glad to return it at the end of the week
>  

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Date: 03/02/24 13:35
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: mttrainman1

I initially read "rental pictured" and immediately thought you were referring to that rough rent-a-wreck looking  sd70mac. 



Date: 03/03/24 17:45
Re: Little Hell Canyon Bridge - BNSF Phoenix Sub(Peavine)
Author: bobk

Nice shots!  #1 is fantastic!



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