John L Mathis

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at Drake, Arizona on 2-24-2006.

BNSF 5155 and its faded warbonnet partner 875 pass through Drake, Arizona on their way to Phoenix via the "Peavine Line". Drake is the junction with the Arizona Central RR. The AZCR picks up coal here for the cement plant in Clarksdale, 38 miles away. The final 20 miles of the AZCR also host the Verde Canyon tourist train, which traverses the line between Clarksdale and Perkinsville through the isolated rugged Verde Canyon and its scenery.