Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Southwest Division  
Seligman Subdivision  

Mohave County, AZ
Last Observation Date
Lat 35° 13' 53" N
26 Nov 2002
Lon 113° 59' 37" W

Radio Frequencies
160.650 MHz
897.8875 MHz (MCP)
936.8875 MHz (BCP)

Naming convention according to author's rules and logic. Your rules might be different. Vive la difference!


Ahh, beautiful Kingman. The high desert air. Actually, it's a ok-enough place, there's decent food, the surroundings are fine. Arizona I40 off at exit 53 (Andy Devine Blvd; yep, he's from here - from my point of view, most famous as the B-52 bomber commander who rode the nuke down in the fine movie "Dr. Strangelove"). Head north on Mr. Devine's street about 2 miles. Off to the right, best accessed through a trucking firm's parking lot at 3980 E Andy Devine, is a dirt path that inevitably leads first east then south about 0.5 mi to the control point. It's a dusty path, but it appears nearly always passable by 2WD low-clearance vehicles. At least it appears that way. Don't trust it when there's rain.



There are some nice shots using telephoto lens of about 10 miles of straight track here. Headlights will pop up out at Antares Point (NNE of Kingman) but the train will seem to take forever to get to Berry. The pretty vertical escarpment to the north is the Music Mountains and the leading edge of the Colorado Plateau. Atop the Musics is the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

As far as food is concerned, try the Silver Spoon on Andy Devine Blvd (about 2 mi so of I40, exit 53) for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The very best chicken-fried steak this side of Texas, with good biscuits and gravy. And for dinner, the Dambar across the road and a bit further up is good for steaks, with that old-time cowboy flavor.

For gasoline, prices are good at the station at Smith's supermarket on Stockton Hill at Gordon.

CP Object
ATCS Mnemonic
Bit Location
Switches Pair 1 Normal 1NW K13
    Reverse 1RW K14
  2 Normal 2NW K11
    Reverse 2RW K12
Tracks 1 W Approach 1WA K33
    E Approach 1EA K36
    In Plant 1T K32
  2 W Approach 2WA K35
    E Approach 2EA K37
    In Plant 2T K15
  Siding E Approach 3EA K38
    In Plant 3T K31
Signals Track 1 W Approach 1WG K22
    E Approach 1EG K27
  Track 2 W Approach 2WG K23
    E Approach 2EG K24
  Siding E Approach 3EG K21
Other   Track 1 Plant Lock $1PL K25
    Track 2 Plant Lock $2PL K26
    unk: ON always unk K58

Indication Bits currently unknown or unused: K16, K17, K18, K28, K34, K41, K42, K43, K44, K45, K46, K47, K48, K51, K52, K53, K54, K55, K56, K57, K58


CP Object
ATCS Mnemonic
Bit Location
Switches Pair 1 Normal 1NW C13
    Reverse 1RW C14
  2 Normal 2NW C11
    Reverse 2RW C12
Signals Track 1 W Approach 1WG C22
    E Approach 1EG C25
  Track 2 W Approach 2WG C23
    E Approach 2EG C24
  Siding E Approach 3EG C21
Other   Track 1 Plant Lock $1PL


    Track 2 Plant Lock $2PL unk

Control Bits currently unknown or unused: C15, C16, C17, C18, C26, C27, C28


The information contained here is based completely upon the author's personal observations or information gathered from sources of unknown reliability. Do not rely upon this information for any purpose. The author disclaims responsibility for any actions taken based upon any information contained herein. Do not trespass nor encourage others to do so. Read the signs and behave accordingly. Pick up others' trash and leave none of your own. Take only pictures and leave only foot (and tire) prints.