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VIDEO: Geology Dinner Train running Sat. in Ely

By ThisIsReno
Geology Train Tres Amigos

Sat., June 8 at 6:30 p.m. ‘Rock On’ with the Rockin’ & Rollin’ Geology Train, featuring Consulting Geologists, Bill Wilson (left), Roger Bowers (right) and Laura Baldwin (not pictured). (Tony Zamora & Rosie pictured center) Enjoy a Cornish pasty, standard miners’ fare of old, a show & tell of ore samples and a scenic steam excursion. Prizes for trivia contest, and souvenirs for all passengers.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

RAILROAD REALITY WEEK FOR ADULTS

June 7-14

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