BNSF's Seligman Subdivision
Winslow, AZ to Needles, CA
Of all the subdivisions along the BNSF Transcon, nothing embodies the heart and soul of this transcontinental thoroughfare quite like the Seligman Subdivision. As a vital link between LA and Chicago, this sub will entice the senses like no other. Rugged mountain railroading with a flare of the desert southwest, and all those trains! This sums up what you'll find on along the nearly 300 miles of double track mainline between Winslow, AZ and Needles, CA. BNSF's Seligman Sub contains some of the hottest railroading anywhere in the world, (in the summer this is literal too.). With upwards of 70 trains a day there is never a lack of action.
From high desert plateaus to rugged mountain passes, this sub offers a wide variety of mainline railroading, in almost every scene imaginable. Winter snow and scorching summer heat is the norm with altitudes ranging between 456' to 7322' above seal level. While traversing almost the entire state of Arizona it passes through some of the best scenery the southwest has to offer, making this sub a railfan's dream!
Inside the pages of this website you'll find an in depth exploration of
the Seligman sub, complete with maps, directions, and other helpful
tidbits to help you find your way.
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Seligman Sub Superlatives
East end: East Winslow, AZ - MP 284.5;
end: Needles, CA - MP 578.0; Total miles: 293.5 Double track
main, Main 1 is the north track.
Junctions @ West
Williams, Phoenix Sub (BNSF) MP 375.0
Here are 10 of the nearly 70 new additions! (look for the red '*' behind the thumbs)
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