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Day Trip'n
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises

Santa Choo Choo!
In this era of iPods and inedible Blackberries, crank back time. Introduce your kids or grandkids to the clickity-clak of our 6th Annual Santa Train! Thirty minute rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus depart the Depot hourly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 1 and 2, 8 and 9. The fare is only $2 per person for this very special experience. Arrive early to purchase space available tickets and join festivities on both sides of Yucca Street.


“Eureka”, a narrow gauge steam locomotive built about 1875 by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, will proudly puff and whistle on the east side of Yucca Street. On loan from Dan Markoff, a Railroad Museum Director, “Eureka” chugged between Eureka, Nevada and Palisade, Nevada from 1875 to 1901 although the E & P ran until the fall of 1938. Thank you Dan for sharing such a nifty piece of Nevada History with Boulder City!

Boulder City’s “Hooter Hauler” is debuting this year. A hobby project built by Museum Volunteers, the “Hooter Hauler” is a cute, one of a kind, diesel powered locomotive/car combo. Thank you Volunteers! For a donation, be among the first to ride the BC “Hooter Hauler”! While there, check out the Toy Train Exhibit, mail a letter to Santa, have a light lunch and be sure to visit the Depot Store for unique train themed gifts from $.75 to about $20. Call 486-5933 or visit nevadaculture.org for more information.

Our newly remodeled Boulder Dam Credit Union has been decorated with stunning historic Boulder City and surrounding area photos by Andy Cattoir. Among 18 photos on display is the original Boulder City Train Depot; four photos will be changed seasonally.

NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Dubbed Queen of Shortlines, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad began service in 1870 between Virginia City and Carson City. Two years later rails extended to Reno and met the transcontinental Central Pacific RR. Abandoned in 1950, the V & T resurrection by Robert Gray of Sacramento began in 1972. Operating between Memorial Day and Halloween, find out more about the V & T by calling 775-847-0380 or visit virginiatruckee.com.

Contact Ginny at www.lakemeadcruises.com



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