Straight out of the 1800s, have you ever been on a steam locomotive? Yeah, neither have we. Well good news for those of you who want to take a ride in the past. The Grand Canyon Railway has just announced the 2012 dates for special runs of its steam-powered “Cataract Creek Rambler,” and other steam runs between Williams, Ariz. and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
The Rambler is an eight mile trip around the Grand Canyon that will be operating May 12 and 13, and once more on June 9. Trains will depart on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm and will cost $15 for adults and $10 for children 15 and under.
Other steam-powered excursions from Williams to the South Rim and back coincide with celebratory dates, perfect for that family getaway you’ve been wanting to take. The April 22 run celebrates Earth Day (the locomotive runs on recycled vegetable oil), June 2 will kick off the summer season, celebrate Independence Day on the trains this year, and lastly to help GCR celebrate it’s anniversary, take a ride September 15.
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