Monday, December 06, 2010

The Grand Canyon Railroad

Grand Canyon engine 295
My wife and I visited the Grand Canyon this past Saturday (Dec. 4). We lucked out and the weather was mostly sunny and warm. It was an awe-inspiring sight. Here is a little video I made from one vantage point.

When we were in the Grand Canyon Village, I stumbled across the Grand Canyon Railway tourist train. It was laying over at the village, having come up from Williams, AZ in the morning. The trip takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, each way.

As you can see from the top photo, the train had ex-Amtrak F40PH #495 on the head end. Looking at their roster, I am a little disappointed that they did not have one of their ex-CN/VIA Alco FPA-4s on the train. Beggars can't be choosers!
Grand Canyon train
It was nice to see the stainless steel cars!
Grand Canyon train CHIEF

1 comment:

Allen said...

There's supposed to be a nice train museum under construction in Williams. Maybe you'll have to plan a return trip. :)