Blasting upgrade at 40 mph, Grand Canyon's 2-8-0 29, a May 1906 product of the American Locomotive Company's Pittsburg works, hauls the first train of the day up the grade at Quivero, Arizona. Grand Canyon runs steam once a month or so on their mainline, and they certainly put on a show. 29 is to be retired at the end of the year, as the railroad has no need for two operable steam locomotives.
The Grand Canyon Railroad, operating a 64-miles former Santa Fe branch to the eponymous natural wonder, is one of the best tourist railroads in the United States. It operates both steam and diesel locomotives.