Grand Canyon Railway to Bring out Historic Engine for Father’s Day

Treat Dad to something new this Father’s Day as the Grand Canyon Railway salutes the glory days of train travel in the Southwest and the great American automobile on Route 66.

On Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, the historic 1923 steam engine will pull out for this special William Train Days occasion. To complement the history of rail travel, rarely seen authentic rail equipment, rolling-stock and memorabilia will also be on display.

For car enthusiasts, the Grand Canyon Railway will host a vintage and classic automobile exhibit at the train depot and on the iconic Route 66 in Williams. Vintage farm equipment as well as a tractor will also be on display.

For those who want to learn something, members of the National Railway Historical Society will be there to talk about the history of rail travel.

Model railroad enthusiasts will have the opportunity to showcase their elaborate and life-like layouts.

The Cataract Creek Rambler will make a special one-hour roundtrip from Williams, AZ, through the Arizona pine forest pulled by steam locomotive No. 4960. The engine will depart at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. A special sunset departure will take place Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for this fun adventure are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-15. Children ages 2 and under are free. Tickets for the Grand Canyon train ride can be purchased at the Williams Depot ticket counter on the day of travel. Advance reservations are not available.

For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway, visit or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).