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Train Day celebration rolls into Williams June 18

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - People can celebrate the history of the railroad industry this weekend at Williams Train Days. The event takes place at the Grand Canyon Railway June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will feature several exhibits focusing on historic and current train equipment as well as other vehicles.

One of the highlights of Williams Train Days is running the Cataract Creek Rambler. Vintage steam locomotive No. 4960 will pull classic 1923 Pullman cars through the pine forest surrounding Williams on a one-hour round trip excursion.

The Rambler will run on both days at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. It will also run on Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children ages 3-15 and free for children two years and younger. Tickets are available at the Williams Depot ticket counter on June 18.

Back at the Grand Canyon Railway property, people can see other historic steam locomotives, workhorse diesel locomotives, track maintenance machines and more. Model railroad enthusiasts from around the state will also have their elaborate life-like layouts on display.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a tour of Grand Canyon Railway's car shop.

Proceeds from the tour go to the Williams Food Bank.

Besides the trains, several antique and classic cars, tractors and farm equipment will also be on display.

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