|Passenger service attendant|
For history, one would be hard pressed to compete with the five million year old Grand Canyon, but Grand Canyon Railway tries.
It has been a week since our centennial ride but I'm still thinking it over. (Our tickets were the 1912 prices of $7.50 but normally would have cost $99!)
Our passenger service attendant told us that normally the train would carry about 100 people to the Grand Canyon, but the special Centennial train had 1,201 - their biggest train ever!
I was a hit, of course.
Each train engine and each train car has been painstakingly restored to its original state.
Each member of the crew was bursting with local and Grand Canyon folklore and history, as well as Grand Canyon Railway knowledge. A passenger service attendant saw to our needs and comfort. Strolling musicians sang songs about trains and the Grand Canyon as well as yesteryear. And there was even an old-fashioned shoot-out and a train robbery!
In other words, we had a grand time.