Verde Canyon Railroad
National Train Day Celebration
May 11th, 2013
Don’t miss the National Train Day celebration at the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale, Arizona, only 25 minutes from Sedona on May 11th, 2013! The Senators will be entertaining guests on the patio during the Verde Canyon Railroad’s National Train Day. This up-and-coming young band from Phoenix, share foot-stomping energy, banjo-swinging enthusiasm and some mighty fine railroad tunes with their signature blend of vintage and modern Americana. Come dancing at the depot during this free event on Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
All exhibits and activities prior to 1:00pm train are free and open to the public
- Complimentary Tours of our historic locomotives, mid-century railroad cars and John Bell Museum
- Exhibits featuring Sedona Railroaders, Clemenceau Museum and Operation Lifesaver
- Displays from local favorites Blazin’ M Ranch, Out of Africa Wildlife Park and Jerome State Park
- Liberty Wildlife educational presentations on the patio and aboard the train.
- Musical performances by Arizona favorites, The Senators (also scheduled to perform on Rhythm of the Rails, August 31st, 2013
- Outstanding barbecue ribs and chicken lunches available for purchase.
2013 marks the 60th birthday for Engines 1510 and 1512 of the Verde Canyon Railroad consist. Verde Canyon Railroad is the proud owner of two fine FP7 locomotive engines, both manufactured in 1953 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Diesel in LaGrange, Illinois. These engines were both originally built for the Alaska Railroad where they were in service until the late 1980s after which they were moved to Wyoming to power the Wyoming Colorado Railroad. In 1997 they arrived here at the Verde Canyon Railroad and the livery scheme was repainted with a stunning eagle motif to coincide with one of the themes and permanent fixtures of our canyon, the American Bald Eagle. The Verde Canyon Railroad is proud to celebrate this in conjunction with National Train Day. For more information on this event or to learn more about the railroad please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.