Have a Trainload of Fun in Williams! This year, we’re celebrating the railway on Father’s Day weekend in June: The all-new Williams Train Days is Northern Arizona’s very own tribute to The Train, the history of rail travel in the Southwest, and all machines that move! Both Saturday and Sunday, the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel’s property will have the look of a railway museum with authentic pieces of rail equipment from past and present on display – historic steam locomotives, workhorse diesel locomotives, track maintenance machines, and more! You can also see rail on the small scale as we will be hosting model railroad enthusiasts and their elaborate, life-like layouts from all over Arizona.
The excitement doesn’t stop with trains, though! We’ll also be hosting an antique & classic automobile exhibit, featuring those born to be wild masters of the pavement, and a vintage tractor and farm equipment exhibit that the kids will be sure to love! Don’t think we won’t let you get away without learning something either – members of the Williams-Grand Canyon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Winslow Harvey Girls will be on hand to talk about the history of rail travel and hospitality in the American Southwest.
The Cataract Creek Rambler
Vintage steam locomotive No. 4960 returns to pull the Cataract Creek Rambler in 2014! The Cataract Creek Rambler is a one-hour roundtrip excursion in our classic 1923 Pullman Cars through the pine forest surrounding Williams. It’s a true steam experience when you open the windows to smell the smoke and hear the steam whistle as the Train rambles through the Town of Williams to the pines!
Departing the Williams Depot Saturday and Sunday – 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm
A special Sunset Departure will leave Saturday evening at 6:00pm
There is no admission fee for Williams Train Days, however tickets for the Cataract Creek Rambler round-trip steam excursions are $15 for adults 16 and older and $10 for children ages 2-15.
Tickets will be available at the Williams Depot ticket counter on the day of travel, no advance reservations available.
Phone: 928.635.4010 x1000