09/07/2011 Train Excursion in Verde Canyon, Clarkville, Arizona

We decided to ride the Verde Canyon Railroad along the Verde River up the scenic Verde Canyon. Passengers were able to ride on an open car or in a closed passenger car coming and going at will. I spent most of the trip on the open car taking pictures. The track was bumpy and the train didn't stop except to switch the locomotives from one end to the other at Perkinsville for the return trip to Clarkville. Consequently, some parts of the photos in the foreground were blurry and some of the longer shots were blurred because of the bumps (we won't talk about my unsteadiness in holding the camera). All in all it was an enjoyable afternoon riding the rails. The scenery speaks for itself. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

© James W. Booher


Uploaded: October 09, 2011