All about the railroad: old coaches made new, ancient steam engines, historic hotels, stations and campsites along 64 miles of scenic track unlike any other railroad in the USA and the only one ever to penetrate to the heart of a national park. On 17 September 1989, 88 years to the day from the date the first steam engine puffed to the Grand Canyon, a reborn Grand Canyon train made its way from Williams to the Grand Canyon along the same historic route. The resurrection of the Grand Canyon Railway signifies more than steam and thunder, nostalgia and history. It is part of a growing recognition of the need to soften the environmental impact made by four million annual visitors to the Canyon. The railroad uses a clean burning fuel of oil and grey water for engine power and may reduce peak motor traffic in the Canyon park by as much as 4000 vehicles per day.
The trip and its story remain a pilgrimage to all that the Canyon proclaims. On
September 17, 1989, 88 years to the day from the date the first steam engine
puffed to the Grand Canyon, a reborn Grand Canyon Railway train made its way
Author: Rudy J. Gerber
Publisher: American Traveler Press
William O. " Buckey " O'Neill , a notable figure in the history of northern Arizona ,
was a major promoter of the project . The Santa Fe and Grand Canyon Railroad
Company began construction on June 1 , 1899. The line from Williams to the ...
Rudy J. Gerber's The Railroad and the Canyon is a historical expedition into the events that led to the building of the railroad and its impact on the canyon.
teams" on the Flagstaff and Black Canyon railroad working from "Cliff Spur,
fourteen miles northeast of Flagstaff." As the paper saw it, "the tourist and the
scientist no longer would be deterred from visiting the wonder of wonders on
account of ...
Author: Gerber, Rudy J
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
APPENDIX 2 GRAND CANYON RAILWAY INTRODUCTORY The Grand Canyon
Railway is a corporation of the State of ... It was organized to acquire at
foreclosure sale and operate the property of The Santa Fe and Grand Canyon
Author: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
Category: Interstate commerce
Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. Includes fifteen hikes in the South Rim and thirteen hikes in the North Rim.
A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North and South Rims Ron Adkison
Ben Adkison ... Although the Grand Canyon Railroad was originally intended to
transport ore from Inner Canyon mines, as these mines proved unprofitable, the ...
Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
With the glamorous Grand Canyon as its backyard, Tusayan has a fascinating history. Dedicated just one year after the Grand Canyon National Park, the village of Tusayan had its humble beginnings in 1920 as a small sheep ranch operated by the Hull brothers. Tusayan quickly became a hub for the millions of travelers who made their way to the Grand Canyon each year. The two areas share a mutual school, a health care center, and other amenities. Other pioneers, such as R. P. Thurston, helped ensure the area’s longevity with the addition of Highway 64 through the center of the village and the arrival of the Grand Canyon Airport, making Tusayan one of the most visited little towns in northern Arizona.
It wasn't an easy thing to get to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the late
1800s. Rugged terrain and long distance travel prevented most from making the
long trek from the Flagstaff, Williams, and Ash Fork train stops, though a few
Author: Patrick Whitehurst
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Runte's Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks, the new edition now includes eastern historic sites and parks made possible or influenced by railroads. In addition to western destination, the book describes how railroads made many eastern and southern parks widely accessible for the first time.
Gateway Train: Williams Flyer (Grand Canyon Railway). For reservations call 1-
800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724). The Grand Canyon Railway provides a
shuttle connecting at Williams Junction with Amtrak's Southwest Chief. For
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In the days of the Wild West, Arizona needed trains to efficiently transport people and products. But building those routes was much tougher than it might seem. Read about the tracks, trains, those who help shaped their course, and their roles today.
Exploring the State by Rail P. R. Griswold. Al Richmond GRAND CANYON
RAILWAY Grand Canyon Railway The experience of the steam locomotive is just
one of the thrills on the Grand Canyon Railway, a 65-mile trip through the forests
Author: P. R. Griswold
Publisher: American Traveler Press
"Keep this before you as you ride along." So proclaimed John S. Reese in his Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler over the Valley Railway! originally published in 1880. The Valley Railway began operations between Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, that same year as both a passenger and freight line. Reese's guide book provides a snapshot of the early history of this independent railroad company as well as the communities it passed through at a time of rapid economic growth. The Valley Railway hoped to play a role in that growing prosperity not only with industrial development but also in promoting recreation and tourism. It was in that spirit of boosterism that Reese penned his guide. As you page through this facsimile edition, you will have a sense of the 1880 environment in which the Valley Railway functioned as well as the history and heritage that the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad interprets today.
The construction of the Valley Railway in 1880 coincided with a growing interest
in travel and tourism in the United States . ... undertook aggressive campaigns to
bring visitors to spectacular scenery in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon .
Author: John S. Reese
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.
Ride the first-class glass-domed car, which gives a 360-degree view of the ever-
changing landscape of northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon Railway offers
numerous value packages that combine the vintage train travel with a stay at the
Author: Pam Hait
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.
The. Grand. Canyon. Railway. Fredrick. Collison. Introduction. In the United
States, where rail transportation was once predominant for the carriage of both
freight (cargo) and passengers, market shares have declined for both sectors, ...
Author: Michael V. Conlin
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Category: Social Science
The thoughts of a train ride aboard a pullman car pulled by a steam locomotive stirs up the wanderlust in many people. One of the early portents of the Industrial Age, the railroad changed the face and pace of the world forever. This is a state-by-state guide to over 300 railroad museums, historical, restored depots and special, nostalgic excursions available to the general public. Each entry provides a comprehensive description that blends historical perspective with an overview of the exhibit, including a guide to annual events at the site. Also given are the hours of operation and the cost of the event, along with addresses and phone numbers needed for further information.
GRAND CANYON RAILWAY & DEPOT WILLIAMS DEPOT & GRAND CANYON
RAILWAY MUSEUM One of the best known railways is the Grand Canyon
Railway . This vintage steam train offers white - gloved attendants , professional
Author: Joann Norris
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Not By Chance is the inspiring story of God's coincidental guidance of one woman's life journey during which a series of remarkably improbable events signal the paths she should follow as she confronts myriad challenges: polio, devastating accidents, major depression, divorce, unemployment and multiple sclerosis. Discover how, during this arduous journey, God faithfully provides for Lynn's employment, education and sense of purpose. Rejoice when God also blesses her with improved health and leads her on a path of service to others who also confront physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. "A wonderful, inspiring, unforgettable roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless and amazed at God's goodness." -New York Times bestselling author, Doug Wead
the. Grand. Canyon: 2009. Visits with family members filled us with joy throughout
the spring and summer of 2009. ... Given such short notice I had little hope of
securing tickets on the Grand Canyon Railroad for the trip to and from the
Author: Lynn Cochrane Leonard
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Arizona is proud to have one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World--the Grand Canyon. With the arrival of the Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroad in the early 20th century, the development of the canyon began in earnest. The railroads, along with the Santa Fe's business partner, the Fred Harvey Company, greatly promoted the Grand Canyon as a tourist destination through books, pamphlets, and magazine advertisements. On February 26, 1919, Congress established the Grand Canyon National Park, and the federal government became a promoter of the Grand Canyon, too. But perhaps the best promoters of the Grand Canyon were the people who wrote home on picture postcards telling their friends and families about the amazing canyon. A number of the postcards published about the park can be found within the pages of this book.
These stories created a romantic interest in seeing the Grand Canyon and the
once Wild West. Seeing the business sense in advertising rail travel to the Grand
Canyon on its trains, the Santa Fe Railway helped develop tourist facilities on the
Author: Thomas Alan Ratz
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
THE GRAND CANYON RAILWAY E . P . Riley , President Incorp . : 8 / 10 / 1901
Operated : 9 / 1 / 01 to 12 / 31 / 42 HQ city : Williams Disposition : sold to Atchison
, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company on December 31 , 1942 Predecessor ...
Author: Donald B. Robertson
Publisher: Caxton Press
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Southwest USA & Las Vegas helps you get the most from your visit to this unique US destination. You'll find in-depth detail on all the important sights with maps, photos and illustrations. There's 3D maps and cutaways for all the major sights plus advice on pueblos, native art, national parks, deserts, shopping, wildlife, ancient ruins, grand canyon, casinos. Information on tours, cruises, hiking and tips on getting around make exploring the place effortless. The guide comes packed with photographs, illustrations and maps plus reviews and listings for hotels, restaurants and bars for all budgets. Visiting Southwest USA & Las Vegas becomes a lot easier with maps of all major sights, plus walks, scenic routes and thematic tours and sights, markets and festivals listed town by town. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Southwest USA & Las Vegas - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
Silver discovered at Tombstone, Arizona 1868 Navajo Reservation established in
the Four Corners region 1878 The Lincoln ... Billy the Kid shot in 1901 Grand
Canyon railroad opens, bringing Grand Canyon steam train 1886 Indian Wars
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The U.S. National Forest Campground Guide, Southwestern Region, describes 159 developed campgrounds in 12 National Forests located in Arizona and New Mexico. All of the campgrounds were personally visited and researched by the authors of this Guide.There are more than 50 items of information for each campground, narrative descriptions (including authors' anecdotes), maps displaying the relative location of the campgrounds, and quick look-up tables to help in the selection of a campground. In addition, there are sidebars throughout the Guide containing useful information about camping, the forests, things to do, and the authors' experiences.
The campground is frequently used by people on route to the Park. This
campground is also convenient to the many attractions of Williams, such as the
Grand Canyon Railroad, a nightly staged gunfight, Historic Route 66, and the
Red Garter ...
Author: Fred Dow
Publisher: Moon Canyon Publishing
Do you like small towns, places off the beaten path, trips down memory lane? Ever wonder if old-fashioned values are still alive in America? Then kick back, unwind, and hop onboard with travel writer Bill Graves as he takes you On the Back Roads. Graves has a knack for finding the quirky, the offbeat in some of the most obscure, yet fascinating, small towns on the map. Among the places and faces he discovers: a town where it's against the law not to own a gun, a town famous for its split pea soup, the wise 83-year-old Emmy who camps alone in the dessert, and a man who hunts live ants for a living. The list goes on! Retired and free to roam in his motorhome, the “RV Author,” Bill Graves, logs 40,000 miles through the western states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming.
Attached to the back of the building is a two-story outhouse. That is, the toilet
seats are on the second floor. The visual imagery here is just too real to pass up.
Yes, it was a long drop. The Grand Canyon Railway now uses the railroad tracks
Author: Bill Graves
Publisher: Addicus Books
An enlightening historical overview of the world's most famous railway. Archival color photography captures the nostalgia of the locomotives, rolling stock, and scenic routes.
Fe in 1869 , but it's first true “ name ” train Santa Fe enjoyed direct access to
Grand was the California Limited , inaugurated on Canyon National Park by way
of a 64 - mile November 27 , 1892 , and operated nearly branch from the main
line at ...
Author: Steve Glischinski
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
Photographs made in Grand Canyon a century ago may provide us with a sense of history; photographs made today from the same vantage points give us a more precise picture of change in this seemingly timeless place. Between 1889 and 1890, Robert Brewster Stanton made photographs every one to two miles through the river corridor for the purpose of planning a water-level railroad route; he produced the largest collection of photographs of the Colorado River at one point in time. Robert Webb, a USGS hydrologist conducting research on debris flows in the Canyon, obtained the photographs, and from 1989 to 1995, he replicated all 445 of the views captured by Stanton, matching as closely as possible the original camera positions and lighting conditions. Grand Canyon, a Century of Change assembles the most dramatic of these paired photographs to demonstrate both the persistence of nature and the presence of humanity. The level of detail obtained from the photographs represent one of the most extensive long-term monitoring efforts ever conducted in a national park and the most detailed documentation effort ever performed using repeat photography. Much more than simply a picture book, Grand Canyon, a Century of Change is an environmental history of the river corridor, a fascinating book that clearly shows the impact of human influence on Grand Canyon and warns us that the Canyon's future is very much in our hands.
CHAPTER 1 The Denver , Colorado Canyon and Pacific Railroad On the
afternoon of March 1 , 1890 , Robert Brewster Stanton anxiously scanned the left
side of the Colorado River near the western end of Grand Canyon . His
Author: Robert H. Webb
Publisher: University of Arizona Press