Grand Canyon Railroad
The Grand Canyon Railway made its first journey in 1901
operating as a mining service before serving as a passenger
railroad between Williams, Arizona and the Grand Canyon National
Park. Today the railway is responsible for keeping as many as
50,000 cars away from this spectacular national treasure.
Vintage diesel locomotives and classic coaches have been painstakingly restored to their original condition on the Grand Canyon Railway. Occasionally steam engines do run, but to limit the effects on the environment they are powered on vegetable oil!
The route starts at the south end at the historic Williams Depot, built in 1908. It runs north through the state of Arizona and terminates at the Grand Canyon Depot, which was finished in 1910. As well as the fascinating scenery, during your journey you can also enjoy musicians performing numbers from the early 20th century, and actors performing a staged shoot-out.