Tag: Nevada Southern Railway

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night on the Town

Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious and delicious and the schmoozing pleasant and productive . . . but what we most remember is the wind. The bitterly […]

Railroading in Nevada

NSRy Visitor Center

Lecture at the Nevada State Museum Carson City As the Thursday lecture is sold out, an Encore Presentation has been added on Friday, March 1st at 1 pm. Boxcar Diplomacy: Two Trains that Crossed an Ocean by Jane Sweetland Boxcar Diplomacy is about two trains that crossed the Atlantic after WWII.  “The Friendship Train” was […]

A Visit to Boulder City, February 2014

Milo's sidewalk cafe, Boulder City Nevada

Boulder City’s street sculptures add an element of surprise and whimsy to the breezy little city. We are doing ourselves a big favor by visiting Boulder City in February. It is the perfect cure for a Comstock winter, if you’re not going to Belize. When we are snowed in and battling the gale to get to […]

NevadaGram #31 – Jazz, Railroads, Dude Ranches, the Mary Jane Sisters in Eureka and great news from Tonopah

No sooner do the first wildflowers of spring begin to paint the mountainsides than Jazz music fills the air around Nevada. A consortium of Las Vegas investors has bought Tonopah’s historic Mizpah Hotel and announced plans to reopen it later this year. The Mizpah advertised itself as “the finest stone hotel in the desert” when […]

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