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Date: 06/04/23 10:38
Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: RFandPFan

Chased yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway train from Williams, Arizona with their ex-CB&Q 2-8-2 Mikado.

Full video is on YouTube channel.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/04/23 10:39 by RFandPFan.



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Date: 06/04/23 11:21
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: tehachcond

Outstanding!

Brian Black
Castle Rock, CO.



Date: 06/04/23 11:47
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: kennbritt

Excellent! I rode the 4960 CB&Q trips from Omaha to Lincoln and back as a kid. I hope to be on the train for the July trip. Thank you for posting!

Kennard Britton

 



Date: 06/04/23 11:57
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: Frisco1522

Used to ride 4960 trips in late 50s-early 60s out of St. Louis.  Had a typical Burlington "woofing" exhaust back then.  Nice bark now.
Glad she is still active.   An old warrior.



Date: 06/04/23 12:04
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: UP951West

Very well done !  Your video was a lift today for me. Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 06/04/23 12:55
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: RFandPFan

Glad you guys enjoyed it.  Interestingly, the locomotive now burns recycled vegetable oil.



Date: 06/04/23 13:35
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: Westbound

The sound of that chime whistle is wonderful. And I almost think I smell those pine trees. Thanks for posting.



Date: 06/04/23 14:33
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: IC_2024

Excellent video, Greg!  I "played" engr in the cab of 4960 when I was a kid and she was stored at Mid-Continent Rwy Museum back in the late 60's, early 70's.  Would love to see her in person, but your video's the next best thing to being there, indeed!



Date: 06/04/23 14:43
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: randyr

Great video, thanks for posting. I think in its rebuilt state 4960 is one of the best looking locomotives in the US. Yes I’m biased. In 2019 during a Trains magazine photo event, at a dinner presentation, one of the crew talked about 4960. While it does burn waste food oils, it also relies on regular waste oil. He said it’s annoying when a piece of french fry gets stuck in the system. Keep an eye on the Grand Canyon Rwy website, they are planning some other activities with the engine later on in the year. I think due to its 100th birthday. Thanks again for the video.

Randy in PHX

Posted from iPhone



Date: 06/04/23 16:38
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: ProAmtrak

Cool video, she's supposed to run the NMRA Excursion this Saturday and my friend John is determined to not have a diesel, just the 4960 and whatever cars that'll be assigned to her!



Date: 06/04/23 18:01
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: wp1801

Amtrak could take lessons!



Date: 06/04/23 18:22
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: RailRat

Excellent video Greg!
Great steam action and whistle.
Also absolutely love how the last ding sound fades away on those real metal xing bells,

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 06/05/23 11:50
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: RFandPFan

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Cool video, she's supposed to run the NMRA
> Excursion this Saturday and my friend John is
> determined to not have a diesel, just the 4960 and
> whatever cars that'll be assigned to her!

Is there just the one NMRA train on Saturday? The NMRA website is confusing. It shows GC excursions on three days. Thanks.

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/23 17:44 by RFandPFan.



Date: 06/05/23 20:49
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: ProAmtrak

RFandPFan Wrote:
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> ProAmtrak Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Cool video, she's supposed to run the NMRA
> > Excursion this Saturday and my friend John is
> > determined to not have a diesel, just the 4960
> and
> > whatever cars that'll be assigned to her!
>
> Is there just the one NMRA train on Saturday? The
> NMRA website is confusing. It shows GC excursions
> on three days. Thanks.
>
> Posted from iPhone

That's what he told us club members, and I'm gonna chase it, but we'll see if his plan works out!



Date: 06/10/23 14:46
Re: Yesterday's Grand Canyon Railway steam powered train
Author: ns1000

Nice video!!



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