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Nevada Northern Railway: Events & Special Excursions Galore Throughout 2016

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ELY, Nev. – The Nevada Northern Railway museum is back to full steam ahead for the 2016 season, with a jam-packed schedule of events planned for the spring, summer and fall.

The museum, unique in its living, working rolling stock that visitors not only get to see, but also can experience riding on and interacting with, offers its best roundup of train rides, camps and family events yet for 2016.

New this year, as a spinoff to the popular Be the Engineer experience, guests can “be the engineer of a small locomotive” for a smaller price. The cost is just $55 for members and $95 for non-members (memberships are just $30). Also new, Nevada Northern Railway is offering a mini photo shoot opportunity, called the Mixed Photo Freight Experience. Inspired by the Winter Steam Photo Spectacular photo shoots that takes place in February, the mini photo shoots will be offered on select weekends throughout the summer. The cost is just $39 for adults and $20 for kids.

In May, celebrate Member’s Weekend, Memorial Day free rides for active and retired military, Mother’s day free rides for moms, the always popular Rockin’ & Rollin’ Geology Train, the breathtaking Star Train and the Wild West Limited.

In June, dads ride free on Fathers Day, the new Mixed Train Photo offers a unique event for shutter bugs, the popular Railroad Reality Week lets participants live the old west railroad lifestyle. June premiers first the Steptoe Valley Flyer that joins our other Saturday evening special trains the, Star Train and Wild West Limited excursions.

July brings the fun Fourth Of July Fireworks Express, along with favorites such as the Geology Train, while August includes another opportunity for photographers with the Mixed Train Photo event.

September adds A Taste of Italy to the line-up of regular rides, and October brings a favorite among locals and visitors alike: The Haunted Ghost Train Halloween ride.

As the season winds down, the Polar Express and Community Food Train in November and December celebrate the holiday spirit.

The 2016 season at Nevada Northern Railway offers something for everyone. For more information and a complete schedule, go to www.nnry.com.

About the Nevada Northern Railway: The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a designated National Historic Landmark. Voted the state’s Best Rural Museum and the Best Place to Take the Kids by readers of Nevada Magazine, the Nevada Northern Railway Museum also has been featured on Modern Marvels, American Restorations and on PBS. For more information, call 775-289-2085, log onto www.NNRY.com or for regular updates “Like” the Railway’s Facebook page.

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