Grand Canyon Railway RV Park - 601 W Franklin Ave, Williams, AZ
A Grand Choice Amongst Northern Arizona RV Parks
Set in the mountain community of Williams—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is the ideal place to unwind and relax. We have everything you need for an unforgettable experience, whether you’re hitting the open road as a couple or a family. Because when you’re traveling by RV, there’s no finer choice in northern Arizona than the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g31407-d637445-Reviews-Grand_Canyon_Railway_RV_Park-Williams_Arizona.html
Let Us “Drive” For a Change
Take the historic train from Williams into Grand Canyon National Park without having to worry about navigating your rig through the busy Grand Canyon roadways! Simply park your RV in the clean mountain air in Williams, adjacent to the historic train depot. Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is also just two blocks away from Route 66 and downtown Williams.
Machine is located in the foyer at the check-in office and store. This is an early Jim Dundon machine which requires you to line up the arrows for the design you want - or you will get a mis-roll aka a breech. The friendly and helpful will issue a replacement but only once so figure it out! This is the way all penny machines functioned originally.
Design #1 is a Horizontal and shows Grand Canyon as seen from the Bright Angel Hotel at the South Rim - The Northern Terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway. Grand Canyon was established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson and that date in included on the coin.
Design #2 is a Vertical and depicts the unique Grand Canyon Rattlesnake (Crotalus Abyssus) which over the millennia has evolved to a pink color to match the prevalent color of the canyon environment.
Design #3 Celebrates Arizona Historic Route 66 - The Main Street of America. Williams was the last city in America to be bypassed during the construction of Interstate 40 and they celebrate Historic Route 66 each year with the Route 66 Car show. As Route 66 passed through Williams it divided into two streets with one going West and the other going East. Williams has preserved much of its historic character with many of the historic buildings dating from the heyday of classic automobile travel.
Design #4 Celebrates the re-birth of The Grand Canyon Railway. The Grand Canyon Railway was scheduled for demolition following the shut down and abandonment by the Santa Fe Railway in 1968 but was reopened for passenger service on September 17, 1989, by entrepreneurs Max and Thelma Biegert—88 years to the day of the first passenger train to the Grand Canyon. Dubbed the French Fry Express, Locomotive No. 4960 runs on recycled waste vegetable oil – minus the crispy bits collected from restaurants in Williams and the South Rim. The 1923 Baldwin Locomotive Works engine was converted in 2009 to run on WVO, an innovation that reduces emissions by half. This was the first engine to haul visitors from Williams to the Grand Canyon.
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Copper Dropper added to system.