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2/19/2012 7:13:00 AM
All Aboard, Verde Canyon Railroad Turns 100
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The Verde Canyon Railroad celebrated the birth of their rail line 100 years ago on February 11 and 12th.

Jon Pelletier
Staff Photographer


The Verde Canyon Railroad celebrated the birth of their rail line 100 years ago on February 11 and 12th. Cowboys from Dead Horse Ranch, rescue raptors from Liberty Wildlife Education, free barbecue and birthday cake, were part of the celebration that drew hundreds of visitors over the course of the weekend. The Railroad shared the Centennial spotlight with the State of Arizona and the Town of Clarkdale. Tours of the vintage engines and passenger cars let visitors in on the history of the railroad and its' significance to the Verde Valley. Special Centennial train rides departed on both days at 2 p.m. VVN/Jon Pelletier


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