GCRY pulls a mixed train south toward Williams with a great set of clouds overhead and the expansive Arizona landscape reaching as far as the eye can see. A Lerro Productions Charter.
Twisting And Turning. Returning home from the South Rim, GCRY 4960 comes out of one curve and leans into another one in Coconino Canyon.
It is 5:41 a.m. on May 14, 2011 at Espee Road north of Williams as the first rays of sun light up our train.
Through The Pines. North of Willaha siding, the flat desert that surrounds the southern end of the GCRY slowly gives way to rolling, pine-forested hills. Nearing The Hole, the hill... (more)
Former Lake Superior & Ishpeming #29 was brought over to Arizona for use on the Grand Canyon Railway along with sisters #18, #19 and #20. Today, her remaining stablemate is former CB&Q #4960 whic... (more)
Our charter train makes a morning runby at Miller Wash, MP 36 with the snow capped San Francisco peaks in the distance.
The crew give GCRY #4960 a good once over just before calling it a night at the Grand Canyon Railway. Part of a Lerro Productions charter.
Rock Cut. A trip that began in the desert, ended in pine-covered mountains. South of Willaha, the terrain is pretty flat, but here in Coconino Canyon its anything but flat as #496... (more)
Grand Canyon Railway #4960 makes it's way to the Grand Canyon continuing the tradition set forth by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe.
A southbound freight train led by GCRY #4960 makes it's way back from a trip to the Grand Canyon.
GCRY 4960 storms north as the sun slowly rises above an adjacent hilltop to reveal a wonderful mix of steam and smoke. A Lerro Productions Charter.
The Day Is Done. At the end of two long days of shooting, #4960 returned home to the shop at Williams. Sitting outside on a windy night, she simmered outside while the remaining st... (more)
The desolation of the area between Williams, AZ and the south rim of the Grand Canyon is very apparent at this locale. During the charter, we were the only humans around until the lunch break/lay... (more)
GCRY 4960 squeezes between the rocks on its run north to the Grand Canyon. A Lerro Productions Charter.
Canyon Bound. Opening up around the wide curve near milepost 18, GCRY heads north for the Grand Canyon with six matching coaches in tow.