ARM Trip Report
museum was invited by the BNSF once again this year to participate in their
special train events. Friday November 15th was an Operation Lifesaver / Trooper
on train event. More than 100 citations were issued by the Phoenix and Glendale
Police Departments. The train ran in the early morning between Mobest yard and
Camelback Road and later in the morning from Glendale depot to Northern.
November 16th a special train ran from Glendale depot to Wickenburg and return.
The passengers were from the Arizona Burn and Trauma Center and from Camp
Sunrise, a cancer camp for children.
November 17th the trip was for the employees of the BNSF. This time the train
ran from Mobest yard to Wickenburg and returned.
The cars from
the Museum were the America, Jane Marie, Vista Canyon, 2870 coach, Regal
Morris and Promontory Point. All of our equipment worked great and we had no
problems, making for a great trip. The BNSF contributed two cars to the consist;
Full dome “Bay View” and low level lounge “Valley View”. Both of these
cars are really nice and fit perfect into our train set. The cars were arranged
so that the five cars with Santa Fe heritage were all together. It looked really