Trains and Kingman go hand in hand. Kingman was named after Lewis Kingman, the locating engineer for the railroad, the man responsible for selecting the location of the roadbed. The town got its start as a small railroad camp for the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. Surveyor Lewis Kingman named the spot for himself.
At times more than 100 trains per day pass through Kingman's BNSF's main line in northern Arizona. This is a wonderful place to watch trains, even while sitting in your vehicle watching the constant parade of BNSF trains roll by.Like to hear the train horns? BNSF officials said that train horns are blown about 700 times a day within city limits.