Grand Canyon Railway to steam in 2019

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Grand Canyon Railway on the former Santa Fe branch between Williams, Ariz., and South Rim, will see steam again in 2019.

Former Burlington Route 2-8-2 No. 4960 will operate Feb. 16 on President’s Day, and also on the first Saturday of each month starting March 2 and going through Oct. 5. A special train will run Sept. 21 on Grand Canyon Railway Day.

No. 4960 was built in 1923 and weighs 310 tons. The railroad is also home to a former Lake Superior & Ishpeming 2-8-0, No. 29, which is also operational.

For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway and the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in visit www.thetrain.com or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).

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