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BNSF's Seligman Sub Map and Railfan Info

BNSF's Seligman Sub Map and Railfan Info
Created: 10/15/2005

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Seligman Sub Map and Railfan Info


Flagstaff (Winslow, AZ to Bellemont, AZ)


Flagstaff Segment


Crookton Cutoff (Maine, AZ to Yampai, AZ)


Crookton Cutoff Segment


Kingman (Nelson, AZ to Needles, CA)


Kingman Segment


Road Map

Elevation Data taken from Delorme's Topo Map 3.0

           Seligman Sub Superlatives

West end: Needles, CA - MP 578.0; East end: East Winslow, AZ - MP 284.5; Total miles: 293.5  Double track main for the entire route. Main 1 is the north track.
Max track speeds vary from 90 mph for Amtrak to 70 mph for freight.
Major stations: Needles, Kingman, Seligman, Flagstaff, Winslow.
Crew Change Points:  Needles, Winslow
Yards: Needles, Winslow
Highest point 7,322 ft @ Arizona Divide.  Lowest Point:  456 ft @ Topock, AZ.
Radio Frequencies: AAR 55, 160.935, DS-10, Winslow to Seligman; AAR 36 160.650 DS-11  Seligman to Topock;  AAR 55  160.935 Topock to Needles.
PBX: AAR 09, 160.245 / Peach Springs; AAR 10, 160.260 / Williams; AAR 15, 160.335 / Kingman (also Flagstaff)
Amtrak Stops:  Needles, Kingman, Williams Jct., Flagstaff, and Winslow
Train Frequency: 60-70 daily; Train Types: Intermodal, Manifest, Auto, Passenger


        BNSF's Seligman Sub contains some of the hottest railroading anywhere in the world, (in the summer this is literal too). With upwards of 70 trains a day on this transcontinental main, there is never a lack of action.  The sub traverses almost the entire state of Arizona and passes through some of the greatest scenery the southwest has to offer. From high desert plateau to rugged mountain passes, this sub offers a wide variety of mainline railroading, in almost every scene imaginable. Winter snow and scorching summer heat is the norm with altitudes ranging between 456' to 7322' above seal level. This sub is a railfan's dream! .
        Using I-40, Rte 66, and various exits and side roads, you'll find that the Seligman sub offers great access, public vantage points, and breathtaking scenery all along the way.  The 4 largest cities along the sub: Needles, Kingman, Flagstaff and Winslow, provide access to food, lodging, gas, and supplies. You'll also find old Americana in these locations. These towns grew up along Rte 66, and the ex-Santa Fe mainline, when both were the main thoroughfares between Chicago and LA, and picked up multitudes of travelers from the heartland of America. So follow the links below for increased info, data, and maps on the Seligman sub. Weather info for the Seligman Sub can be found here. Also additional tips for railfanning the desert here at my Desert Railfan Guide


I have divided the Seligman Sub into 3 sections with additional info and more detailed maps. Follow the link to these additional sections.

Needles to Yampai Summit (including Topock, Kingman Cyn, and Crozier Cyn)
Yampai Summit to Bellemont (including Seligman, Crookton, Eagle Nest, and Williams Jct.)
Bellemont to Winslow (including the Arizona Divide @ Riordan, Flagstaff and Canyon Diablo)

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