Motorcar Operators West


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Grand Canyon Excursion

October 13, 2024 - October 16, 2024


MOW and The Grand Canyon Railway will host the 2024 excursion from Williams AZ to the south rim of the Grand Canyon 67.4 miles one way. Set on Sunday, October 13th at the engine repair facility. Monday, October 14th after the passenger train leaves we will leave for the south rim. Stay is two nights at South Rim Thunderbird Lodge Cost will be $1,205 canyon view room and $1,065 street view room double occupancy with a maximum of four persons in the room; $32.00 per person for the third and fourth person per room. All rooms have two queen beds. Price includes baggage transfer, room attendant costs, and all taxes. There is a 25-car limit no Hy-Rails and a minimum of 12 horsepower because of grades. Wednesday, October 16th we will return to Williams upon arrival of the passenger train, about 12:15. We should arrive back at Williams by 3:30 to be clear of returning passenger train. Immediately begin to set off and should be gone by 5 pm. 

For more info Joe Schnyder at 623-332-0238 or