The Gregarious Railfan
Flagstaff, AZ  86001 (population, 65,482)

GPS: N 35.19630, W 111.64570 (BNSF station)   Google map   

Scanner: BNSF 160.935 [55], 160.335 [15]   

Railroad: BNSF Southwest Div, Seligman Sub, MP 344   

Description: Flagstaff, AZ is located in central Arizona on the busy BNSF “Transcon” and on old Route 66.  Great
access at many places to the "Transcon" and all the amenities that a city could offer.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: up to 100, including Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.   

Nearby RR stuff: Flagstaff Amtrak, just 500 ft west   

Other interesting or fun stuff: Lowell Astronomical Observatory on Mars Hill is just west of downtown. Historic
downtown shopping and quite a few brewpubs are located in Flagstaff.  The Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, and
Petrified Forrest are all nearby.   

Photo opportunities: Spectacular views of the BNSF all along Route 66   

Gregariousness quotient: Low to Medium   

Local breakfast: The Crown Railroad Cafe, 3300 Historic Rte 66, N 35.21332, W 111.60012; and Mike and Ronda's,
3518 East Santa Fe Avenue, N 35.21446, W 111.59822   

Local Fast Food:  South of the Amtrak Station on Bus I-40, N 35.18689, W 111.66151; & East of town on Butler
Ave. N 35.19211, W 111.62597

Ice Cream: Dairy Queen, south of the Amtrak Station on Milton (Bus I-40), N 35.19366, W 111.65741

Local Pub and grub: Attitudes Bar & Grille, N 35.19709, W 111.65064 south across the tracks from the Amtrak
Station; & Collins Irish Pub, north across the street from the Amtrak Station. N 35.19763, W 111.64911

Lodging: The Highland Country Inn, 223 S. Milton. N 35.19550, W 111.65551; And a multitude of national chain
choices farther south on Milton all the way to I-40
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Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the Internet and TRAINS Magazine.  I would welcome pictures, additions,
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Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
December 2014
TRAINS June 2012
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