Vintage diesel locomotives and classic coaches have been painstakingly restored to their original condition on the Grand Canyon Railway. Occasionally steam engines do run, but to limit the effects on the environment they are powered on vegetable oil!
The route starts at the south end at the historic Williams Depot, built in 1908. Trains run north through the state of Arizona and terminate at the Grand Canyon Depot, which was finished in 1910.
As well as the fascinating scenery, during your rail journey you can also enjoy musicians performing numbers from the early 20th century, and actors performing a staged shoot-out. There are also attendants on board, happy to answer any questions you may have.