Flagstaff, June 27, 2014 GPS Map

Unexpected encounters on our drive to Flagstaff included our friend Rudy, at MacDonald’s in Payson. When I saw a newspaper on the table I figured he might be around. Down the road we passed by four cowboys on horseback, with a few dozen cattle. Later, right beside the road, stood an elk. She waited for us to drive by, then stepped daintily across the highway without a care in the world.

The train depot is where I got on the El Capitan to ride back home after summer school at Arizona State College (now NAU), on July 15, 1961. Now it’s become the Flagstaff Visitors’ Center. After walking around and taking a few pictures we ate lunch at Josephine’s and then drove to the Pioneer Museum, in a former hospital building.


Train Depot
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Down by the station, early in the morning ...
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A big growler comes roaring down the track.
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The train is all container cargo.
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Articulated cars carry stacked containers.
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Instead of a caboose, two more locomotives push the train along.
Pioneer Museum
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School days of yore.
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CRT, 1914 model
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Iron lung, before polio was vanquished by the Salk and then the Sabin vaccines.
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Jacque is right at home with the farm machinery.
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O.K., but it still looks like a road grader to me.
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There’s that Santa Fe caboose, on a logging train.
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The inside of the caboose.
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1929 Baldwin steam locomotive: Railroading, as it was.
Sunset Point Rest Area
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Chilopsis linearis - Desert Willow
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Polygonum pensylvanicum - Pennsylvania Smartweed

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