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Nostalgic train ride heralds return of spring

By Miriam Hodgman

idlewildtrainblogCITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE – The City of Reno brought the train at Idlewild Park out from winter storage this weekend in time for Washoe County School District’s spring break. The train offers a nostalgic ride that chugs through the most scenic parts of the park.

The train runs daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, now through Sunday, April 13. Following this, it runs on a weekend-only schedule through Memorial Day weekend.

From May 27 through September 1, the train operates Tuesday through Friday and on state holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekend hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The cost to ride remains $2 per person. Children age 2 and younger can ride for free on the lap of a parent or guardian. Tickets may be purchased on site (cash only).

“This year, the train will feature two rebuilt passenger cars courtesy of a grant from the Pennington Foundation recently approved by City Council,” says Parks Manager Jeff Mann.

For additional information, call 775-334-2270.