One of our key interests is to photograph history - this includes ghost towns, cowboys and all things rusty. When you think of history especially in the west, steam locomotives are at the top of that list. And there is no better way to get the experience of a live steam locomotive than to visit the Grand Canyon Railway during one of their Steam Saturdays.
The Grand Canyon Railroad is a historic railway that offers a scenic and nostalgic journey through the magnificent landscapes of Arizona. The railway, established in 1901, provides a unique way to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon. Passengers can board the vintage train in Williams, Arizona, and embark on a leisurely ride that takes them on a 65-mile journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The train passes through diverse terrain, including ponderosa pine forests and open prairies, providing breathtaking views along the way. With its comfortable and beautifully restored coaches, the Grand Canyon Railroad offers an enchanting and immersive experience for visitors seeking an alternative and memorable way to explore the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon.
In addition to its scenic value, the Grand Canyon Railroad also offers a range of amenities and activities to enhance the overall experience. Passengers can enjoy onboard entertainment, such as live music and Wild West reenactments, that transport them back to the days of the Old West. The train offers various classes of service, including luxury parlor cars and observation dome cars, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey for every traveler. At the Grand Canyon South Rim, passengers have the opportunity to disembark and explore the national park, marveling at the breathtaking vistas from different viewpoints. The Grand Canyon Railroad is a fantastic choice for both nature lovers and history enthusiasts, providing an unforgettable and captivating adventure through one of the world's most iconic natural wonders.