Re: Las Vegas run
Date: February 26, 2013 10:50AM
The city of Needles is refurbishing the Harvey House, in May of 2012 it was just an empty shell. That is also a crew change for BNSF. The Amtrak stop is a couple hundred feet east of the Harvey House.
Don't buy Gasoline in Needles or California if you don't have to. Last May it was $4.95 a gallon in Needles, Many Needles residents cross the river into Arizona to buy gas, it was about a buck cheaper a gallon.
In Kingman on Andy Devine Blvd (Route 66), about 3-4 miles east of I-40 is an industrial complex, The Kingman Terminal Railroad has 2 switchers in their own paint scheme that operates on about 4 miles of track.
The shortest route for me to Needles is through Parker, if you take that route you can railfan the Arizona & California RR. Check you GPS.
I'm going to Las Vegas on 3-12 for a trade show. I'm going out the 60 to the 93 through Kingman into Vegas. Coming back I'm taking the 95 from Boulder City to Needles and into Parker. You can stop at the Train Museum in Boulder City if you have never been there before.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2013 10:51AM by Railroadfan92675.