I live in New York I work Canadian pacific railway me and my wife want to move to az is there and railroads out there?
Several, from short lines to class 1 railroads. A few are Union Pacific, Burlington northern /Santa fe, and I think even Amtrak.
Here is a list of them, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Arizona_railroads
Look into Santa Fe rail/BNSF.