Engine 29 Re-enters Service after Million Dollar Restoration

on June 5, 2005

Engine 29, one of three steam engines in the Grand Canyon Railway’s fleet, re-entered service last summer following a four-year, $1 million restoration. The 185-ton 1906 locomotive began transporting tourists on the 65-mile trip from Williams (pop. 2,842) to the canyon’s South Rim in 1990. The railway re-instituted service to the canyon in 1989 and currently runs several diesel locomotives, in addition to the steam engines, to the canyon.

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