Grand Canyon Railway
The Grand Canyon Railway 
and Resort
Photos By Chuck Brandt and Pierce Haviland

The Grand Canyon Railway operates daily service from Williams, Arizona to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. From Memorial Day through September, the trains are hauled by historic steam engines. It is a great ride, with entertainment for the whole family. You avoid the traffic jams and parking problems at the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon station is located very close to the rim of the canyon, an easy walk. Shuttle buses provide access to numerous lookouts.

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The majestic Grand Canyon
A wonderful train ride and views like this at the Grand Canyon provide a fantastic day. Don't miss it. Photo above by Pierce Haviland.

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The historic Sante Fe station at the Grand Canyon
By Chuck Brandt

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Alco FP-4s passing steam at Willaha
By Chuck Brandt

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American Orient Express stops at Williams on the way to the Grand Canyon
By Chuck Brandt

Sandy notches out the Alco 2-8-0
Engineer Sandy notches out steam engine #18 on the way to the Grand Canyon station
By Pierce Haviland

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#18 prepares to depart the Grand Canyon and return to Williams
By Pierce Haviland

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# 18 returns to Williams after a trip to the Canyon
By Pierce Haviland

Pierce Haviland in the engineer's seat of #18
In the cab of a live steam engine, engineer Haviland in the seat. No, I didn't run the engine, but I would like to.


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Last updated November 10, 2010