The Grand Canyon Railway, 1992 and 1993

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29jun93_grand_canyon_railway.jpgIn 1992 and 1993, my family traveled to the Grand Canyon on family vacations. The first year, we rode the train from Williams to the Grand Canyon. The next year, we watched as the train entered the Grand Canyon and then taped the movement of the train as it underwent turning of the train and watering of the loco.

These videos were shot on an old Sony 8 mm analog camcorder and eventually transcribed into DV format with the use of a newer Sony mini-DV camcorder in analog pass through mode. The video was saved as an iMovie project and then exported to .mov files in h.264 format. The original camera didn't have a lot of video resolution so that 320x240 videos show about all the detail that there is to see on the original videos.

You'll have to pardon the shaky video in spots, the cameraman was often distracted by his small children moving about.

Grand Canyon Railway Videos
Title Size
A Ride on the GCRX 46.2 This video is from a family vacation in 1992.
Grand Canyon Railway Operations 26.1 The following year, we watched as the train entered the Grand Canyon station.

The movie files are stored in Apple's QuickTime video h.264 format. If your computer can't handle QuickTime or h.264 now, you can get it for most versions of Windows or the MacOS at:

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© 2009 George Schreyer
Created Apr 23, 2009
Last Updated April 23, 2009