ELY — Rock on with this Sat. night’s Rockin’ & Rollin’ Geology Dinner Train, Sat., June 8 at 6:30 p.m., when no one will go home empty-handed. Featuring Chief Consulting Geologist, Roger Bowers, and his trusty colleagues, Bill Wilson and Laura Baldwin, the evening will feature a lively presentation, along with an old-time miner’s meal of a Cornish pasty (meat and potato-filled pie crust ‘sandwich’), fruit and a beverage. Beer is available on this and most trains at a nominal charge.
Passengers will be treated to some fun-filled facts about mining in the area, mining and railroading history, and even a show and tell of ore samples – with goodie bags to take home. Passengers can also vie for prizes in the trivia contest. Prices are $48/adults (13+), $24/children (4-12), free for toddlers. Discounts apply for White Pine & Eureka residents ($6/ticket), AAA and Military (15%) and Nevada Northern members, according to level. Reserve now while tables are still available.
On Sat., June 15, at 3:30 p.m. enjoy a free paleontology lecture, featuring dinosaurs and more. The lecture is suitable for kids and adults. At 6:30 p.m. on June 15, the next dinner train is the most historic Steptoe Valley Flyer, with First Class Seating in Coach 5, a light immigrant’s meal and history recounted by NNRy Executive Director, Mark S. Bassett. Dads Ride Free on Father’s Day, Sun., June 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Another sell-out is expected on the annual Fireworks Express on 4th of July at 6:00 p.m. On Thurs., July 5th, join the First Airplane Flight Centennial Celebration. There will be a 4:30 p.m. steam train, followed by a plaque dedication and unveiling of a six-foot model of the 1913 airplane, created by White Pine High School students. The evening will conclude with a Free Dance in the Freight Barn, for adults 21 or older.
Open daily, except Tuesdays; the Museum is located at 1100 Avenue A in Ely, Nevada. In July and August, the Nevada Northern Railway is open seven days a week. Kids Ride Free, Mondays through Thursdays, on regular excursions.
Prices for regular excursions are $27/adults (13+), $16/children (4-12); and always free for toddlers. White Pine and Eureka residents receive a $6/per ticket discount. Discounts are also available for members, military and AAA. Group rates and private charters are available. For more information, please contact the Nevada Northern Railway Museum at 1-866-407-8326 or 775-289-2085. The train schedule is available online at www.nnry.com. Become a friend and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nnry1 and watch train videos at www.youtube.com/nnry1. Follow us on www.twitter.com/nnry1
RAILROAD REALITY WEEK FOR ADULTS
Work on the railroad all the livelong week
FREE SAFETY TRAINING, June 8-9, Public Welcome
What it takes to be an Engineer
FREE DINOSAUR LECTURE, Kids & Adults
Sat., June 15, 3:30 p.m.
STEPTOE VALLEY FLYER
Sat., June 15 6:30 p.m.
DADS FREEE, Sun., 6/16
Fireworks Express, 7/4, 6 p.m.
First Flight Centennial & FREE Dance, 7/5
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