Nevada County Railroad Museum reports record attendance in 2016

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum recorded record attendance in 2016. “Our visitor totals (7,788) were an increase of 2,269 from 2015 totals; rail bus operations were the major reason for the increase,” the Museum said in its newsletter. “The rail bus operations had a multiplier effect; more sales in the gift shop and higher donations.”

In July through December, the Museum attracted people from 289 California cities (outside of the local area), 34 other states and nineteen countries, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

In May rail bus operations were initiated for the summer and fall seasons, as our magazine reported.  Passengers may board at either the NCNGRR Museum or the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City. The 35-minute round-trip travels along Gold Run Creek past the Inn Town Campground and parallels a portion of the original route of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad.

In order to prepare for the upcoming rail bus operating season, the Sara Kidder is being refurbished. Wood is being resurfaced, seats are being painted, and the rail bus will be repainted.

—Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s