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2014-05-29 12:26:56

WILLIAMS, Ariz., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) is celebrating Father's Day weekend with something new: the first-ever Williams Train Days, a hands-on tribute and experience saluting the glory days of train travel in the Southwest and the great American automobile on Route 66. This historic operating railroad is firing up its 1923 steam engine for the occasion and pulling out rarely seen equipment, rolling-stock and memorabilia. To complement the glory...

2014-01-17 16:20:10

WILLIAMS, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) will fire up its iconic 1923 steam engine for regularly scheduled runs from Williams, Ariz. to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2014. While more than 100,000 steam engines were built in the U.S. during the steam era, it is estimated that less than 100 still run, many over just short distances and at very low speeds. However, the GCR's 90-year-old Locomotive No. 4960 steam engine will be let loose to...

2011-05-27 13:09:00

DENVER, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts completed the purchase of Windstar Cruises on Wednesday, May 25, after the sale of the assets of Ambassadors International, Inc. was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 19, 2011. Windstar was Ambassadors' principal operating unit. Windstar Cruises, with headquarters based in Seattle, Wash., will sail all published 2011 and 2012 voyages, maintain its customer programs and policies and...

2011-05-19 20:35:00

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassadors International, Inc. ("Ambassadors") today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has granted an order approving the sale of substantially all of Ambassadors' assets, including its principal operating unit, Windstar Cruises, to TAC Cruise LLC, an affiliate of Xanterra Holding Corporation. The sale is expected to close next week. All of Windstar's luxury yachts are sailing as scheduled, serving customers...

2010-09-29 10:05:00

SAN DIEGO and YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) announces that it has provided five of its pedal-assist synergetic hybrid bicycles, the eneloop bike, to Xanterra Parks & Resorts (Xanterra), an organization that operates hotels, restaurants and activities in Yellowstone National Park located primarily in Wyoming, and extending into Montana and Idaho. The five eco-friendly bikes were given to the organization to help support its...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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