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Grand Canyon Railway

Steam Engines Return To Grand Canyon Railway

 

Drew Jacksich

STARS -- Steam locomotives GCRX 29 and 4960 are shown in a rare joint appearance at Grand Canyon Depot, 2005.

From Grand Canyon Railway And Hotel

Grand Canyon Railway will see the return of the majestic and awe-inspiring steam engine in 2021. The Railway just announced eight dates from April through October when one of the Railway’s two steam engines will pull the 9:30 a.m. passenger train from Williams, Ariz., to the Historic Village inside Grand Canyon National Park. Ticket prices are the same as the everyday trains powered by more modern diesel engines. For more details, including departure times and ticketing information, visit: http://www.thetrain.com/events/steam-saturdays.

Steam-pulled trains are scheduled for the first Saturday of each month from April through September and on *Earth Day (April 24) and *September 18 (the 210th anniversary of Grand Canyon Railway).


Steam engine #4960 is a massive engineering marvel and runs on recycled vegetable oil and snow melt (water). Built in 1923 and weighing in at 310 tons, the famous “green steam machine” and the Railway carries hundreds of thousands of people a year and keeps about 70,000 automobiles off the roads leading into the national park.

For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway and special overnight packages at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Ariz., call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).


http://www.swimplatforms.com/

*While steam is scheduled on these days, all equipment is subject to change. Please check website and with the Railway for any updates.

 

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