See what it is like to be up-front with the engineer.
WHAT: You will ride up with the engineer on one of our passenger trips.
WHEN: By reservation, so make plans in advance. See schedule below.
WHO: The cab can accommodate only two visitors, age 12 and up.
BRING: Gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeve shirt and long pants.
You will be "front and center" for a journey to the past. This is your ticket to a locomotive ride along with the engineer and the fireman, up in the cab of one of our steam locomotives or vintage diesel engines as we head up toward the Old Ruth Mining District from the East Ely yard. You will see the railroad as very few visitors ever have the chance to see it. You will be able to see the track ahead and watch the fireman shovel a ton or more of coal on the trip.
You will be going through two tunnels, climb 2.5% grades. Up toward the end of the line there is a wye. We will turn the train around and head back down to Ely. This is real standard-gauge mountain railroading on one of America's best-preserved short-lines.
So what are you waiting for? You can be an eye-witness to how railroading was in the last century. Make your appointment with history. This limited opportunity is only available to two riders on each trip due to limited cab space. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Call toll-free and book your reservation today 1-866-40STEAM (1-866-407-8326) or use the calendar below to find an available date.
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NOTE: Riding with the engineer requires work sturdy closed-toed shoes, gloves, a long sleeve shirt and pants, all made from all-natural material (cotton. wool, leather - no synthetics). The cab of historic locomotives are hot and noisy. They were not designed with visitors in mind. There are no restrooms, seats, or handicap accommodations in the cab. This is for able-bodied adults only, however one rider may be 12 years old and up.
P.S. What would be a greater holiday, birthday, or special gift than being in the cab of one of our engines for a cab ride in a real standard-gauge full-size historic locomotive? You can buy an "open ticket" as a gift and select the exact date later.
Members receive discounts. Memberships start at only $30.
No other discounts apply to this experience.
|2015 Ticket Prices||Member||General Public|
|Cab Ride (per person)||$95||$150|
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