Backshophoss wrote: ↑Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:44 pm
Bus option was not useable,I 40 in AZ was closed,to detour south to the UP was a possibility but would need a pilot from the SW RR Rincon to Deming , BNSF pilot Belen to Rincon
Add the Car vs freight at Seligman to the Delay of #3(23) with a hold out at Barstow,for #4(25)and held at Barstow platform due to freight traffic
Huh, I traced this for my train travel novel.
- BNSF from ABQ to Rincon/Hatch
- Southwestern Railroad (handling partner) to Deming
- UP to Phoenix
- BNSF to West Williams Jct.
The problem is, that's before Seligman according to BNSF's route map. You could hand it off to the Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC) at Matthie and rejoin BNSF at Cadiz... but to be simple you might as well of handed it off to UP and imitated the Sunset Limited. You'd have to bustitute Gallup, Winslow, Flagstaff, Kingman, Needles, Barstow, and Victorville... which could have been done for various stops such as Tuscon, Yuma, and San Bernadino.
The question now would be "was there a contingency plan for this?"