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.