Events

February 15, 2013

Verde Canyon railroad, glimpse of old Southwest

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The train crosses a bridge Feb. 9 during the Verde Canyon railroad tour in northern Arizona. The 38-mile trip begins in Clarkdale and goes to the Santa Fe/Burlington Northern track at Drake.
 
 
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Known for many scenic vistas and glimpses of animal and bird life along the way, the tour offers views of the undisturbed high desert.
 
 
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Senior Airman Andrea Shearer, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Travel Management office journeyman, looks at the mountains in the open-air viewing car.
 
 
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Staff Sgt. Jeron Sherbak, 56th Medical Support Squadron Diagnostic Imaging technologist, looks over the edge of the open-air viewing car during the tour. The open-air viewing car offers bench seating, safety railing and sun shades.
 
 
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The train’s engine goes to the opposite end of the train at the midway point of the tour to return to the station. The trip is approximately four hours long, and the train passes through a 680-foot manmade tunnel. The tunnel was blasted through solid limestone and is supported by timbers for about 30 feet at the north end.




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Youth programs

The 56th Mission Support Squadron Youth Center offers the following activities for youth ages 6 to 18. Parents can register youth at the youth center. Each camp costs $25 per youth program mem­ber, $35 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-7470. • All-day Summer Fun Camp for grades 1 through 6. The cost is based...
 




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