The Grand Canyon Railway was originally commissioned into service in 1901 and helped to make it's spectaculair destination famous. The railroad became an important link for people making early pilgrimages to the Grand Canyon Village, providing service for 67 years, until operations ceased in 1968. The historic rails were reopened in 1989.
The train still runs from Williams (near Flagstaff) and brings you right up to the rim of the Grand Canyon. I had to wait a little while at the railway crossing, but I didn't mind. I love those old steam locomotives.