ARM Trip Report

Operation Lifesaver/Trooper on Train, Arizona Burns and Trauma, Camp Sunrise, BNSF Employees Special

The 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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 Phoenix, Adiel 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 nice.

Thanks to all the members who helped out getting the cars ready to go, all those that served as car hosts, attendants and cleaners, and those who braved the cold to put them away.  Special thanks go to Ken Kyer, Judy Loy, Jim Shaw and Dave Nixon. These folks from the BNSF go out of their way to make these events happen and they include us.


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