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A Train, A Lonely Road & the Imperial Sand Dunes

Posted in California, Imperial Sand Dunes CA, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Sand Dunes, Scenic View, Trains, Tri-Glide with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by DRF

DSCF0175Along I-8 in Arizona and another train.  This one was stopped under the highway.

DSCF0176Looking towards Phoenix, AZ.  It sure is a lonely road with not much to see.

DSCF0180Just West of El Centro Ca, the Sand Hills Rest Area on I-8.

DSCF0181The Imperial Sand Dunes.  The largest mass of sand dunes in California.  This place can get quite busy on weekends and holidays.


A Train and a Tri-Glide meet in Arizona!

Posted in Arizona, FLHTCUTG, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Trains, Tri-Glide with tags , , on April 24, 2014 by DRF


Just a quick post of the Tri-Glide and a passing train today.  This was taken west of Gila Bend, AZ along Highway 238.  I’ve returned from my ride to California and will post some photos soon.  I saw this train approaching as I was heading West and made a quick stop to take a photo.  I’m always fascinated by these trains when I see them.

Goldfield Ghost Town – Arizona

Posted in Antiques, Apache Junction AZ, Apache Trail, Arizona, AZ Hwy 88, Gold Field Ghost Town AZ, Saloon, Superstition Mountains AZ, Trains on May 13, 2013 by DRF

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Todays ride took me to Goldfield Ghost Town, located located 4.5 miles N/E of Apache Junction, Arizona on the historic Apache Trail.

Set your GPS coordinates to:

Goldfield Ghost Town
4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd
Goldfield, AZ 85219

The town has a real western feel to it.  The town has a saloon, a narrow gauge railroad, mine tours, a museum, a mystery shack, livery stables, a reptile exhibit, gold panning and more!

The parking area is not paved, so if it’s a windy or rainy day, be prepaired for your vehicle to get a little dirty.

Phoenix Metro Light Rail Cars

Posted in Motorcycles, Trains on May 28, 2011 by DRF

These photos were taken near the Phoenix International airport. A few Phoenix metro light rail cars that operate in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa, Arizona.

Phoenix (PHX) “Sky Train Bridge” Under Construction

Posted in Aircraft, Airports, Arizona, Bridges, Trains on May 27, 2011 by DRF

The Phoenix International Airport “Sky Train Bridge” is under construction.  This bridge crosses an aircraft taxiway and is 100 feet high. When completed, passengers on the train will be able to see aircraft taxiing below them. This will be the first transportation system in the USA that crosses over an active taxiway.

Route 66 Between Seligman and Hackman, AZ Route 66

Posted in Hackman AZ, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Old Buildings, Route 66, Seligman AZ, Trains on May 6, 2011 by DRF

A ride along old Route 66 between Seligman and Hackman, Arizona.

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Next stop Hackman, AZ.

To be continued…

Tempe Train Depot & Restaurant, AZ

Posted in Arizona, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Tempe AZ, Trains on April 13, 2011 by DRF

I took a ride through Tempe, AZ. Here’s the Tempe train depot. Union Pacific Railroad freight trains still run along the tracks, but don’t stop. There are five retired cabooses on display along with a restaurant.

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