|Day 1 ||Alamo NV |
Arrive in Las Vegas McCarran Airport by 2 pm or Windmill Ridge Inn at Alamo NV by 4 pm. Meet the Tour Director and your engineer partners at an informational meeting to go over the details of your adventure. Overnight Windmill Ridge, Alamo NV or similar. (D)
|Day 2 ||Ely NV |
Travel from Alamo to Ely where your railroad experience will take place. Enroute we will visit Cathedral Gorge State park for a hike through this unique area.Lunch is at a Basque restaurant on the border of Utah and Nevada. Overnight Prospector Hotel or similar. (B L)
|Day 3 ||Drive the Train |
We start with an introduction to the railroad, it's rule book and safety instructions for your Engineer Experience. An open book exam will be given and then it is onto the rail yard. Everyone will be split into groups with part of the group enjoying the railroad experience in the morning and part of the group enjoy the railroad experience in the afternoon. The other part of the day will be spent doing a tour of historic Ely, McGill and the surrounding area. Everyone who qualifies will get to drive either a steam or diesel locomotive today. Overnight Prospector Hotel or similar. (B L)
|Day 4 ||Drive the Train |
This day you get to continue your railroad experience. If you drove the steam train on the day before you will get to drive the diesel today. If you drove the diesel on the previous day it will be your turn to drive the steam locomotive today. The remainder of the day will be spent touring Ely, the Historic Renaissance Village and surronding area. Overnight Prospector Hotel or similar. (B L)
|Day 5 ||Return Home |
Today we will return to Alamo and McCarran Airport Las Vegas by 1 pm for your return trip home. (B)
Cost Per Person:
Double Occupancy $1995
Single Occupancy $2495
Price includes: Motorcoach transportation from Las Vegas to Ely and return to Las Vegas, four nights hotel accommodations, meals as indicated above.The Railroad Experience includes operating steam and diesel locomotives, railyard tour, operating speeder cars, admission to sightseeing attractions, and tour director. Does not include transportationfrom home city to Las Vegas or return.
This program is not recommended for those with mobility or medical difficulties.Participants must be able to climb in and out of the locomotives without assistance; considerable walking in railyard on uneven surfaces; may experience high temperatures inside locomotives. Participants must possess a valid drivers license and must read the provided Nevada Northern Train Service Rule Book and must pass an open book exam based on the rule book.
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of $500 is required with registration. Deposit is nonrefundable 46 days prior to departure. Final payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure. No refunds can be made after 45 days prior to departure. Optional Travel Protection Insurance is available and recommended.