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    • July 17, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
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      Verde Canyon Railroad

      Heading to Clarkdale pretty soon to ride the Verde Canyon Railroad. Photos later.

       

       

      https://verdecanyonrr.com

       

      This post was edited by Daniel Collins at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM EDT
    • July 17, 2019 10:45 AM EDT
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      Have fun, last year I rode  in the engine. I checked out the crew, you'll be in good hands!

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    • July 17, 2019 8:18 PM EDT
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      How was the scenery? Did not get a lot from the site.

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    • July 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT
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      Scenery is great and they even have runs under the full moon.  Watch for eagles in the canyon.  We've done it a few times.

       

      Don't forget to visit Sedona..., if you've got the time and $$$.  That's what we would go for.  The Jeep tours are really fun as are the helicopter tours.  Eat dinner at the airport and watch the sunset from the mesa.  They even have air tours to the Grand Canyon.  Go north up through Flagstaff and you can even visit the big telescope and meteor crater.

       

      Oh squat!  You're down there and can do all that anytime you lucky...

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at July 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT
    • July 17, 2019 8:43 PM EDT
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      Thanks Todd, sounds great. Have been to Sedona, and yes the Jeep tour was fun, as well as my own 4 wheel drive vehicle that I went all over with. Have not been there in years, but could probably talk the wife into it, since she not only graduated from the University in Flagstaff, but she was the weather girl on the local TV station.

       

      Thanks for the recommendation guys!

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    • July 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT
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      Just got home. Great day. Lots of photos to be posted as soon as possible.

    • July 18, 2019 12:55 AM EDT
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      The locomotives pulling our train today. They are a pair of EMD FP7's built in 1953 and used by the Alaska Railroad. They are the only two operating FP7 locos left (there are 8 others on display in museums.)

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Some of the scenery we passed through on the trip.

       

       

    • July 18, 2019 2:46 AM EDT
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      Wow!  My folks had nothing but good things to say about this trip, too, and plan to rent the caboose with some friends.  It is on our "to do list," for sure, especially after these shots!

    • July 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
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      A few more photos, concentrating on the train...

       

      Entering the tunnel...

       

       

      Exiting the tunnel...

       

       

      The train...

       

       

    • July 18, 2019 1:38 PM EDT
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      These rocks are referred to as the two frogs...
       
       
      And these are the three monkeys...
       
       
    • July 18, 2019 4:08 PM EDT
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      This is the original depot at Perkinsville. It was used in the final 15 minutes of the movie "How the West Was Won".
       
       
       
       
      This is the stand for the water tank that was used when steam locomotives ran this route. It also appeared in "How the West Was Won". The water tank itself was blown up for the movie. Then they didn't use the footage in the movie.
       
    • July 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT
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      Yup, that's a great ride, Daniel..  A few members of our local Preskitt Club did the trip on May 1...  Wonderful scenery and food.. 

      This post was edited by Stan Cedarleaf at July 19, 2019 12:52 PM EDT
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