Departing from Las Vegas, in the opposite direction as the song says, I came upon the historic Route 66, or rather what remains of it. This old route was officially discontinued in 1985 and replaced in many places by the interstate highway network. Fortunately there are many people working to keep it alive, even replacing some road signs people have taken as souvenirs. This stretch that starts from Kingman in Arizona and travels mostly accompanied by the railroad tracks, passing through Hackberry, Peach Springs and Seligman and others. The route is in perfect condition and only briefly interrupted after Seligman, there you have to take Interstate 40 to arrive in Williams, where the 66 re-emerges in all its splendour.
Kingman is a small historic town in Arizona that is closely related to the famous Route 66. From here starts one of the sections that still remains intact after it was officially discontinued in 1985, recently rescued as a historic and picturesque road route. Kingman also is closely related with railways. As soon as you arrive, you'll see a Locomotive Park exhibiting several ancient examples, in perfect condition. Moreover, the activity on the tracks is constant and load formations are endless. There is the Powerhouse Visitor Centre, a former power station, and there is a scale model that runs inside. Next destination: Hackberry.