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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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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