The Gregarious Railfan
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Todd Sestero is the publisher of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.      
Klienfelter, CA  92363  (population, O) Needles is 10 miles to the southeast             Mini Guide

GPS:  N 34.90049, W 114.76773      Google map   

Scanner:   BNSF Needles Sub (Road - Needles to Minneola)  160.93500 [55]

Railroads:  BNSF California Div, Needles Sub

FRA Info:  Crossing Inventory Report for BNSF RR, private road,   PDF   

Description:  Klienfelter is a geographic location on the busy BNSF Needles Sub about 10 miles NW of Needles in east
central California. It is the location of Goff's Hill on the BNSF and parallels US-95. just a bare turnout off US-95,
but a great place for western railroad photography. And Needles also is a great place to railfan.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   80+

Nearby RR stuff:   BNSF at Needles, CA

Photo Opportunities:  BNSF mainline freights climbing and descending Goff's Hill at various places along US-95

Gregariousness quotient:  zero unless another railfan happens by

Breakfast:   Wagon Wheel, 2420 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA  N 34.85086, W 114.62331

Fast Food:   McDonalds, 1201 3rd St, Needles, CA  N 34.83995, W 114.61006

Ice Cream:    Dairy Queen, 2451 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA  N 34.85126, W 114.62415

Pub and Grub:  Porky's BBQ & 66 Bar, 2508, 1900 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA  N 34.84848, W 114.61681

Lodging:  Best Western Colorado River Inn, 2371 W Broadway St, Needles, CA  N 34.84965, W 114.62339

Personal Observation: a lonely place but lots of trains.   

.               UP GP60 and three BNSF PR30Cs on BNSF Manifest   

.               Railfanning BNSF Trains Around Needles, CA    

BNSF's Needles Sub Map and Railfan Info    

Visitor's Center:  Needles Chamber of Commerce, 100 G St, Needles, CA  N 34.84038, W 114.60653
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Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from railfan friends and the Internet.  I would welcome pictures,
additions, orcorrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at