BNSF's Seligman Subdivision
Crookton Segment: Maine, AZ to Yampai, AZ
Updated: 10/10/2005 Current Picture Count = 60
The Crookton Cutoff is somewhat difficult to access, however the difficulty is more than made up for with some real treats in which to photograph the seemingly endless parade of trains. Deep cuts are a trademark of the Crookton Cutoff, so named when the AT&SF built it back in 1960 to alleviate the grueling grades of the original alignment that went through Ash Fork, AZ. Now the line passes through remote ranches and past busy flagstone quarries, yet it offers some great places to enjoy the show! You'll almost certainly need a truck with a higher clearance and while not an absolutely necessity, a 4x4 would be helpful. Definitely read my map page on this area and be prepared to turn around if you find conditions are not like I found them. Enjoy!
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Maps and Railfan Info
Flagstaff (Winslow, AZ to Bellemont, AZ)
Crookton Cutoff (Maine, AZ to Yampai, AZ)
Kingman (Nelson, AZ to Needles, CA)
From East to West
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