For further information (but not for ticket sales), email SantaTrain@NevadaSouthern.com
Nevada State Railroad Museum / Boulder City 600 Yucca Street Boulder City, Nevada 89005 702-486-5933
What is Santa Train?
During the ride, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with all of the children on the train. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with them.
And bring your letter to mail in Santa's Mailbox.
Take US-93 south toward Boulder City. After passing the traffic light at Veterans Memorial Drive, proceed 0.7 miles to Yucca Street (just past the Taco Bell). Turn left onto Yucca Street. The train station for the Nevada Southern Railway is on your right. Parking is available adjacent to the station.
How do we get there?
What about Tickets?
Tickets are $5 per seat (child carrier counts as a seat)
What are the departure times?
Departures are at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure (the line often begins forming at least 30 minutes before departure)
On the day of departure, the ticket booth will open at 9:00 AM.
Tickets are for a specific day and departure time only.
Are the cars heated?
There will be five passenger cars on the train. Two Pullman Coaches are heated and have plush seats.
The Dining Car is heated and will have all folding chairs (no tables).
The Lounge (wheelchair accessable) Car is heated and will have folding chairs (which can be
removed to accomodate wheelchairs).
The Open Air Car has bench seats and is open on the sides - dress warmly.
What can we do while we're waiting?
Ride NSRM 503
Our recently upgraded (new park bench seats) #503 observation car will take a few dozen people at a time for a ride up into our storage yard. This "bone yard" is the home for all of our unrestored equipment. The ride is free, but your all volunteer crews always welcome donations to assist with our restoration projects.
See the EUREKA, built in 1875, running
There is a short section of narrow gauge track parallel to our standard gauge track. During the four days of Santa Train, the beautiful narrow gauge wood fired steam locomotive EUREKA will be doing demonstration runs (sorry, no riders).
In the shop (across Yucca Street from the station), see the model train displays
The Toy Train Operator's Society will have model train layouts in the workshop (across the street from the station), and in a railcar in which they have built a large "East Coast to West Coast" Lionel layout.
For additional ticket information, call Peg at 702-486-5006 (after 10/1/2012)
Take family photos in Santa's Sleigh
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on the train, so they will leave their sleigh at the station so that you can sit in it and take your family photos.
Lower Parking Lot (south of the station) see the Live Steam model trains operating
The Nevada Southern Live Steamers will be operating their scale model steam locomotives. Pictured is a coal fired unit. The tracks are 7.5" gauge (space between the insides of the rails) and 1.5" scale (every 12" of full size locomotive is reduced to 1.5").
Santa Train 2013
December 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd