Grand Canyon Railway,Polar Express,Kingman,Williams,Flagstaff,Arizona

Grand Canyon Railway..... On September 17, 1901, the first passengers arrived at Grand Canyon’s South Rim aboard a scheduled steam engine of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. But over the years, train cars gave way to gasoline powered cars. In 1968, passenger service stopped all together. But like any great legend, it refused to die. As fate would have it, on September 17, 1989, 88 years after its inaugural passenger run to the Grand Canyon, the legend was reborn. It was Max & Thelma’s hard work, immense support and dedication to tradition that put Grand Canyon Railway back on track

Experience the glory days of yesteryear on this vintage train bound for the Grand Canyon. During the Christmas Season the Grand Canyon Railway offers it's special Polar Express, the classic children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. The Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the Williams Depot for a journey through the dark and quiet wilderness for a special visit to the "North Pole." Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the magical story. Watch the joy on the children's faces when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting! Santa will board The Polar Express and hand each child their own special gift. Make this a family holiday tradition. You can call today to make your reservations because space is limited to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas! The train leaves each night at 5:30 p.m. Most evenings have a second departure time at 7:30 p.m. Select evenings feature a new 3:30 "matinee" departure. The ride is a little over an hour. You my check on their website for http://www.thetrain.com/polar-express-5679.html availability or call 1-888-848-3511

If you are interested in the POLAR EXPRESS make sure to make your reservations early!!!

Today, Grand Canyon Railway operates exclusive daily service from Williams, Arizona to Grand Canyon National Park. With more than 200,000 passengers a year, it’s a legend that not only lives on, it carries on