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Santa Train runs Dec. 13-14; 20-21 in Carson City; tickets on sale now

By Chris Moran

The Santa Train runs Dec. 13-14, 20-21 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

The Santa Train runs Dec. 13-14, 20-21 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

Santa Claus will greet families during rides on the historical V&T steam locomotive No. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 20-21 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. New in 2014, advance tickets are on sale to allow priority boarding on a scheduled day. All seats cost $3; rides for children ages 2 and younger are free when they ride on the lap on an adult. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Monday at the museum store.

“We think this new ticketing offer will make it easier on families to enjoy the day with Santa,” museum Director Greg Corbin said.

A priority boarding line will allow customers who bought advance tickets for the day specified to go to the front of the line for the next train. While waiting, guests can see model train layouts from the Carson City Railroad Association inside the Wabuska Debot. The historic Warren Engine Company will offer refreshments for sale.

Trains run continuously throughout the day. Visitors also are encouraged to view the museum exhibits, which include restored locomotives and rolling stock. Museum admission is $6, free for those ages 17 and younger. The museum store will be selling railroad books, toys, clothing and Nevada specialty items, including “Waiting for the Cars,” a book of 3-D railroad images. It documents life and places in Nevada and California Gold Country in the 1860s, when railroads were changing the face of the West. Original stereoscope cards and new 3-D versions of the image are shown side-by-side.

Details: 775-687-6953 or facebook.com/NSRMCC.

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