Verde Canyon Celebrates 100 Years December 24th, 2011
The Distance Traveled is 20 Miles; the Time Traveled is 100 Years
Clarkdale, AZ – Verde Canyon Railroad’s historic train takes passengers on a 20-mile journey through a remarkable wilderness area of Arizona but the time traveled is actually 100 years.
Join the Railroad in celebrating the birth of their line 100 years ago — and the Statehood of Arizona — on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2012. The Centennial Celebration, 9am to 1pm, is free to the public. The Centennial train departs at a special time of 2pm on those days, and requires a ticket purchase.
The Verde Canyon Railroad is proud to have carried over one million passengers since their first departure in 1990. Call 1-800-293-7245 or book online at verdecanyonrr.com.
(source: press release)
Oktoberfest, Halloween specials on Verde Canyon August 15th, 2009
source: VERDE CANYON PRESS RELEASE
CLARKDALE, AZ – Ales on Rails is Verde Canyon Railroad’s way of toasting the German Oktoberfest tradition that has been interwoven into the American tapestry for over 200 years… before train time, on the station’s patio with a lively band, a hearty feast of brats, pretzels and strudel… local breweries showcase ales… the trail pulls out of the station at 2:30pm Saturdays and 1pm Sundays throught october for a four-hour round-trip to Perkinsville Ranch…
All who board the Haunted Hallowe’en Express on Saturday, October 31 are swept into a vortex of spine-tingling fun. Young and old alike are gleefully riveted by spooky tales shared by train staff and passengers…
The Verde Canyon Railroad offers spectacular views of the Verde River Canyon from closed and open railway cars, and operates a full schedule of excursion trains in addition to these special trains.
For more details: 1-800-293-8245 or visit the Verde Canyon website