At the height of golden hour, Grand Canyon Railway's ex LS&I 2-8-0 29 rockets across the desert at track speed of 40MPH.
Fastest Freight Hog In the West
Making track speed going into the "flats" of the Grand Canyon Railway, the 29 has left behind the long sustained grades of the Apex / ... (more)
Rolling toward the setting sun, Grand Canyon 29 hustles her train back toward Williams at the Anita ranch crossing.
Golden glint. The setting sun begins "setting fire" to the Grand Canyon Railway's big Consolidation #29 and her consist of Harriman Commuter Cars as they charge past me at MP 45 o... (more)
Sunset runby on the high plains. After a very tiring day of photography under mostly dark and overcast skies, this 2017 Lerro Productions Charter train had pretty much called it a day and w... (more)
Two of GCRY's three F40FH's lead the second "Williams Flyer" of the day northbound at Anita.
"Thunder Under Heaven"
GCRY 29 and 4960 dig into the "Apex Grade", which runs from Anita to Apex (now called Imbleau by GCRY). Topping out at 3%, one can really hear ... (more)
GCRY 29 rolls south near Anita, on what could be called it's fourth "rebirth". After a long career on the LS&I in Michigan, 29 wound up in Williams beginning operations in 1990. Being on... (more)
Grand Canyon #4960 runs south at track speed (40mph) through an area know as Anita. Its not often that I get to see steam run at this speed so it was a memorable moment.
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On her "Maiden (revenue) Voyage" since being repainted. GCRy 6793 is seen coming off the Imbleau Grade (Apex) and into the ghost town of Anita. And if it wasnt for the fact that we put that B-Un... (more)
On her "Maiden (revenue) Voyage" since being repainted. GCRy 6793 is seen coming off the Imbleau Grade (Apex) and into the ghost town of Anita.
FPA's in A-B-B formation head south through Anita en route from the Grand Canyon to Williams, AZ,