The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum’s Railbus gearing up for another season
The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum’s summer hours, as well as regular Saturday Railbus service, will begin April 27. Every Saturday the Railbus will be on track for six daily rides of approximately 35 minutes each.
The Railbus will take riders through the rail yard and out into the local woods. They will get a chance to see the entrance to an old mine shaft, a beautiful meadow, ride past Deer Creek, switchback at the Northern Queen Hotel, see old Indian grinding rocks and more. Appropriate for all ages, Railbus rides are docent moderated. Both docents and Railbus operators are volunteers, as is everyone working at the Railroad Museum. Visitors will also have an opportunity to visit the museum. Although the museum’s emphasis is on the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad, there are many different displays including those of other early means of transportation. Visitors can pick up a souvenir, a gift or unique train related items at the gift shop.
The weekend Railbus schedule has a Railbus leaving the museum every Saturday at 9:40, 10:40 and 11:30 a.m., as well a 12:50, 1:50 and 2:40 p.m. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Tuesday from May 1 to Oct. 1. Reservations are recommended, as railbus rides fill up quickly. The 15,000th riders is expected to be on the bus this summer.
For further information and to reserve seats on the Railbus, call 530-470-0902 during regular business hours. The museum is located at 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is a division of the Nevada County Historical Society and only operates through donations.
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