The Grand Canyon Railway Presents "Williams Train Days" For The Kid in All of Us (Especially Dads) on Father's Day Weekend - CW15 - OMAHA

The Grand Canyon Railway Presents "Williams Train Days" For The Kid in All of Us (Especially Dads) on Father's Day Weekend

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SOURCE Grand Canyon Railway

WILLIAMS, Ariz., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) is celebrating Father's Day weekend with something new: the first-ever Williams Train Days, a hands-on tribute and experience saluting the glory days of train travel in the Southwest and the great American automobile on Route 66.

This historic operating railroad is firing up its 1923 steam engine for the occasion and pulling out rarely seen equipment, rolling-stock and memorabilia.  To complement the glory days of rail travel, vintage and classic automobile exhibits take center stage at the GCR depot and in Williams on iconic Route 66.  Vintage tractor and farm equipment will also be on display.

On Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 the GCR will operate the Cataract Creek Rambler-a special, one-hour roundtrip excursion from Williams, AZ through the Arizona pine forest in vintage Pullman cars pulled by steam locomotive No. 4960.  While the Grand Canyon Railway operates 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) and is normally powered with diesel engines, the Cataract Creek Rambler will make special trips Father's Day weekend that depart at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., with a special sunset departure Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets to this unforgettable experience are value-priced at $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-15 and free for children ages 2 and under. Tickets will be available at the Williams Depot ticket counter on the day of travel. No advance reservations available.

Xanterra owns and operates the Grand Canyon Railway, as well as restaurants and lodges in several National Parks. For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway, visit www.thetrain.com or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).

Media Contact: Miranda Zackowski; mzackowski@webershandwick.com; 212-537-8724

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