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Grand Canyon Railway Engine Catches Fire While Heading North From Williams Tuesday

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A diesel locomotive with Grand Canyon Railway had a small electrical fire on the second northbound train to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon Tuesday. The train was about ten miles outside of Williams when the fire broke out. Officials say the fire was quickly extinguished by the train’s engine’s crews. The Williams Fire Department was called to the scene as a precaution. There were no injuries to the 360 passengers onboard. The second engine on the train returned the train and its passengers to Williams where a new engine took the train on its route to the South Rim. The incident delayed the train about two-and-a-half hours. The train and passengers spent about three hours at South Rim before returning to Williams. Railway officials say the damaged engine will be out of service for only a few days.

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