An A-B-B-A set of the Grand Canyon Railways MLW FPA4,FPB4 units Led By the 6776 sit at the South Rim Depot They were there on a special charter over a weekend that also involved the Santa Fe 4... (more)
At the height of golden hour, Grand Canyon Railway's ex LS&I 2-8-0 29 rockets across the desert at track speed of 40MPH.
GCRY 239 backs into the depot to load passengers for the trip to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
They Just Look Right: There is just something that looks right about an F40 on the point of a passenger train. These stocky looking units were a staple of Amtrak for years, and still for ma... (more)
Done For the Day: After making the return trip to williams from the South Rim of the canyon, the "Williams Flyer" shoves down towards the wye to be turned for the following day. #... (more)
Stuffed and Mounted: Unfortunately, with the Grand Canyon Ry having purchased several EMD F40's for power, the MLW cab units that once ruled the roost have gone by the wayside. A couple FPA... (more)
Grand Canyon Railway #29, up close and personal. Here's an in-your-face look at one of the finest-looking, standard-gauge Consolidation locomotives left in existence, as she barrels past me... (more)
Mid-afternoon charge over Miller's Wash. Sporting one of the classiest paint schemes in all of tourist railroading, Grand Canyon Railway Consolidation #29 continues her mid-afternoon dash t... (more)
Southbound at Willaha. Trailing a dark plume of oil smoke, Grand Canyon Railway #29 charges through Willaha (approx MP 37.7) with a Trains Magazine Photo Charter, headed for Williams, AZ at... (more)
The Canyon to The Canyon
It might surprise some to find that to get to The Grand Canyon, the journey is anything but flat. The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway found this... (more)
Smokescape: Land of the 40 mph run-by. Some 15 miles south of Coconino Canyon, GCR Locomotive #29 and her Passenger Special are now out on the high plains, where the tracks are super-straig... (more)
Steamscape: Coconino Canyon. Just about 7 miles south of the Grand Canyon Village, Locomotive #29 finds herself deep in in the piney forests of Conconino Canyon. This canyon features a win... (more)
AT&SF Archaeology. Framed by the ruins of a decaying Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Section House at Willaha Siding, Grand Canyon Railway Locomotive #29 highballs north to the Grand Canyon V... (more)
Grand Canyon Special. Grand Canyon Railway Consolidation #29 is making track speed with a 5-car special train as she rounds the bed 2 miles south of Willaha Siding, on the northbound run to... (more)
Last call at the canyon. After more than 15 years in intermittent service, Grand Canyon Railway Consolidation #29 makes her last call at the Grand Canyon Village Depot on October 26th, 2019... (more)