5/22/2012 5:28:00 AM Train a fun travel option to the park Visit Canyon & see the forest by rail
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Passengers enjoy varying scenes as the locomotive snakes through the trees.
passengers arrive at the Grand Canyon Depot.
The trip to the Canyon covers 65 miles of classic Old West territory, including high desert plains with endless vistas, small arroyos and portions of the world's largest ponderosa pine forest.
Passengers can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery during the two-hour journey while strolling musicians and western characters provide entertainment.
Passengers traveling on Grand Canyon Railway may choose from four classes of service ranging from coach class aboard streamliner-era Budd coaches to the observation dome class, which features panoramic views from an upper-level, glass-enclosed observation area to luxury parlor class, which features an open-air back platform.
The train departs the Williams Depot each morning. Passengers will want to arrive early enough on the day of departure to browse through the gift shop and walk the Railway's beautiful grounds.
The steam locomotive has been converted to use recycled vegetable oil for fuel, and reclaimed rain and snow melt - collected during the winter and northern Arizona's rainy season - are used in the boiler for steam.
Grand Canyon Railway and Resort also offers a three-star hotel, state-of-the-art RV Park with 124 spaces and full hook-ups and cable, and a Pet Resort.
To make reservations and learn more, call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724) or visit www.thetrain.com.