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Railroad museum in Boulder City cuts back rides during summer

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 16:10:23-04

With hot summer temperatures gripping Southern Nevada, the Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City is suspending its mid-afternoon train ride.
 
“While our train is air-conditioned, the locomotives are not,” said Museum Director Randall Hees. “In the interest of crew and public safety we are suspending our 2:30 pm train from mid-June through August. We may suspend train operations completely if the temperature exceeds 115 degrees.
 
Unless otherwise noticed, train rides will continue to be offered at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
 
The museum’s train ride is a scenic 45-minute round trip of 7 miles, which follows a portion of the old Boulder Branch Line, built in 1931 during the construction of Hoover Dam.

The museum is located at 600 Yucca St., in Boulder City. Click here for their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/NSRMBoulderCity/