2011 Grand Canyon Railway Photo Charter

Grand Canyon's 4PM "Cataract Creek Rambler" works the grade into Williams in setting sunlight. The 4960, powered by waste vegatable oil, smelled more like funnel cakes than the french fry aroma that the photographer was expecting.

Grand Canyon’s 4PM “Cataract Creek Rambler” works the grade into Williams in setting sunlight.

The Grand Canyon Railway is one of America’s premiere tourist railroads. Although the railroad operates year round, their 1923 steam locomotive, 2-8-2 #4960, will  operate on May 14-15, 2011,  just a few of the select days for all of 2011. Lerro Productions has been given the unique opportunity to operate a photo charter on their railroad with #4960.


Due to the nature of the line as well as the speed at which the trains operate, the railroad is extremely hard to chase and photograph. This photo charter will give you the best opportunity to experience and photograph this railroad like never before. Enjoy photographing the train at sunrise and sunset on each day and be at all the best locations at just the right time. During our lunch break, take in the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon itself, which is only a few yards away from the station.



Steam Powered by Waste Vegetable Oil

Charter Highlights:

– Over 60 miles of track
– 40 mph runbys
– Saturday – Freight consist with caboose
– Sunday – Green Harriman passenger cars
– The train faces south all day for both days
– No diesels attached to the train, just steam
– Runby schedule includes sunrise and sunset
– A Sunday Night Session
– The tender will be advertisement free.

There are only 15 tickets left so sign up today!!

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