Williams Depot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"National Parks Special" at Williams, 1996

Williams Depot is a privately owned train station in Williams, Arizona, United States. It serves as the Grand Canyon Railway depot in Williams, Arizona. It is located adjacent to the BNSF line from Phoenix. At Williams Junction, about three miles (5 km) east of Williams, the BNSF Phoenix line joins the mainline; at Williams Junction, Amtrak stops its daily Southwest Chief train. All Amtrak services to/from Williams, Arizona and Williams Junction, Arizona will end effective January 1, 2018. See https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2017/sep/26/grand-canyon-railway-discontinue-amtrak-shuttle-se/ for details

In 1908, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built the depot and the adjoining Fred Harvey hotel, the Fray Marcos. A previous depot was built 1885 by the A&P Railroad; that depot was last used in 1904, and now serves as the Chamber of Commerce. The current depot was taken over for private rehabilitation in 1989.[1]

  Former services  
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Los Angeles
El Capitan
Terminus Grand Canyon Railway
toward Grand Canyon


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°15′05″N 112°11′28″W / 35.2513°N 112.1912°W / 35.2513; -112.1912