Santa Fe Railroad

Santa Fe Railroad (HM1AZI)

Location: Chambers, AZ 86502 Apache County
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N 34° 58.592', W 109° 47.616'

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Across the Puerco River, the tracks of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad stretch for miles to the east and to the west. With no landforms or forests to block your view, you can see very long trains from beginning to end. More than 60 trains a day pass through the park.

The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad built this important line across the Southwest in 1882. That sparked the founding of many northern Arizona towns, including Holbrook and Winslow to the west.

The Fred Harvey Company, famous for excellent meals and hotels along the Santa Fe line, hosted guided tours into the Petrified Forest National Monument during the 1930's. Passengers disembarked at the Adamana station one mile (1.6 km) to the west to tour "petrified forests" in open roofed "Harvey Cars."

The advent of automobiles brought visitors to the park along Route 66, which was later replaced by Interstate 40. Although the whistle-stop town of Adamana has disappeared and Route 66 through the park is mostly overgrown by the short grass prairie, trains still roll along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks.
Placed ByPetrified National Forest Services
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 610120 N 3871105
Decimal Degrees34.97653333, -109.79360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 58.592', W 109° 47.616'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 58' 35.52" N, 109° 47' 36.96" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Petrified Forest Rd, Chambers AZ 86502, US
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