What to Do!


     Grand Canyon Railway is a passenger railroad operation that transports passengers from Williams, Arizona, to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The line, originally completed in 1901 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, made its first run on September 17 of that year. As was a common practice of railway companies of that era, in order to better accommodate tourists the railway constructed the El Tovar Hotel, which was located just twenty feet from the rim of the Canyon and opened in January of 1905. Due to competition with visitors travelling to the Grand Canyon via automobile, Santa Fe closed its Grand Canyon Railway route for passengers in 1968, although the line continued to be used for freight until 1974. At this time the tracks were abandoned, and many of the building constructed by Santa Fe along the line were abandoned and torn down.
     Despite many attempts at resurrecting the historic railway, it wasn't until 1989 that the railway was privately purchased and restored, resuming service on September 17, 1989 to commemorate the original opening date. The original Santa Fe Railway Station in Williams was restored, and the northern terminus is still The Grand Canyon Depot, owned by the National Park Service. The Grand Canyon Railway runs with refurbished vintage diesel and steam locomotives as well as restored Harriman coaches dating to the 1920s with varying classes of service and luxury accommodation.
     For a truly unforgettable visit to the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon Railway opens the doors to the past of the golden days of travel.


Copyright 2010, 2011 JDI Enterprises.  This website is the property of  JDI Enterprises , and may not be reproduced or utilized in any manner without the written authorization of JDI Enterprises.  All Rights Reserved.  Graphic art copyright 2010, 2011 J.D.I. Enterprises.   All Around Flagstaff  2010, 2011 J.D.I. Enterprises.
All Rights Reserved.

This is a private website, owned and operated by JDI Enterprises.  This site is not affiliated in any way with local or state government, and is published as a service of JDI Enterprises to inform visitors to Flagstaff and Northern Arizona.  Advertisers in this website have paid for inclusion, and JDI Enterprises is not responsible for claims and offers made by such advertisers.  Content of advertisements is the sole opinion of the paid advertiser.  JDI Enterprises does not endorse or verify advertiser content.  Please directly contact the advertiser as JDI Enterprises is not responsible for the content or subsequent acts of the advertiser.

For information on advertising services and rates, please contact JDI Enterprises at 1-800-847-6020.



Website design by J.D.I. Enterprises.  Website Design, Printing, Graphic Design.
  Visit us on the web at www.jdi-enterprises.com