The Pumpkin Patch Train
Just as Cinderella’s fairy godmother magically turned a pumpkin into a horse-drawn carriage, so will we transform our historic rail cars into Grand Canyon Railway’s Pumpkin Patch Train. And just like Cinderella, you’re encouraged to dress up for the great pumpkin event!
Kids and parents alike are invited to don their favorite Halloween costumes and come join us this fall for a fairy-tale ride through the countryside to a secret pumpkin patch, accessible only by train. Pick a special pumpkin of your choosing and then decorate it back at the Williams Depot.
GCR No 29 To Pull Pumpkin Train
on October 29 & 30!
We’re pleased to announce that on the final weekend of Pumpkin Patch Train in 2016, all 6 departures will be pulled by 110-year-old steam locomotive No. 29! Recently restored to help celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, No. 29 will puff and chug through the crisp Autumn air from Williams to the Secret Pumpkin Patch. There is no additional ticket price to ride these steam-powered trains, just an added bonus for joining us the weekend before Halloween!
What’s Included in the Price: The train ride from Williams Depot to the pumpkin patch as well as one pumpkin per child are included in the ticket price. The train will de-board passengers at the pumpkin patch where you will have between 30 and 45 minutes to pick out that special pumpkin. There will also be a free walk-through Haunted Train Car, a challenging maze on the platform, and pumpkin arts and crafts at the Williams Depot until 5:00pm.
Hot beverages, house-made fudge, and other Halloween treats will be available for purchase at the new Harvey’s Cafe inside the Williams Depot.
The Colorado Shiver Haunted Train Car
Each Autumn, the double-length Colorado Shiver finds it’s way through our rail yard by itself, and parks itself right on the platform! Needless to say, we’re never too sure what, or who, could be found inside. Will you dare to enter the Colorado Shiver and see for yourself?