Active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces will receive free coach class service on the Grand Canyon Railway throughout the month of May 2010.

Information about this offer is available at, by contacting the military Joint Services Travel Program ITT/ITR Office or calling 1-800-THETRAIN (1-800-843-8724).  

“This is a sincere offer that expresses our appreciation for everything our military men and women do for our country,” said Angela Berrigan, vice president of sales and marketing for the Grand Canyon Railway.

Grand Canyon Railway operates daily train service between Williams, Ariz., and the Grand Canyon. Guests travel 62 miles through northern Arizona’s Colorado Plateau through ponderosa pine forests, high desert and the Coconino Canyon. The trip takes two hours and 15 minutes each way and features musical entertainment and a train robbery.

The Railway offers four distinct classes of rail service as well as accommodations at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams. Grand Canyon Railway is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724).

The Grand Canyon Railway is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts.

For more information about Xanterra Parks & Resorts, links to individual properties and reservations numbers, visit


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