Have you ever wondered what it was really like to live a century ago, and actually be at the throttle of a full-size, standard-gauge steam locomotive heading up 3% grades, through mountain tunnels? The good news is that it is not too late for you to live the dream. You can be at the throttle, actually being the engineer and running a locomotive.
Sign on as a Nevada Northern Railway engineer for a day. You (and a friend, if you like) will climb on board and experience what railroading was like in the last century - at the throttle of one of the original Nevada Northern STEAM locomotives. Diesel experiences are also available.
For more information, visit nnry.com or call toll free, 866-40STEAM, (866-407-8326) or 775-289-2085.
Top Gun Raceway Drag Racing Season Begins.
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It's that time again to burn some rubber! Top Gun Raceway season begins in March and continues through November. Top Gun Raceway is the only quarter-mile NHRA sanctioned track in Northern Nevada and is located just 14 miles south of Fallon, on Highway 95. The racetrack is a member of the NHRA Pacific 7 Division and is host to the annual Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Points race every June, in addition to many other events. For a complete schedule of this year's race season, visit
topgunraceway.com or call 775-423-0223.
Add Great Basin National Park to Your Bucket List.
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The 77,109 -acre Great Basin National Park is a must-see destination in any plans to visit the Great Basin region. You can tour one of the most decorated underground caves in the United States and you'll begin to understand some of the wonderful diversity of this high desert area. Because so much of the Great Basin region is relatively undeveloped, a visit to this national park is one of the only ways to see and learn more about this area's geology, life zones, and history.
Examples of all of the life zones comprising the Great Basin region are found within and around the park boundaries. In addition to the caves, there is a forest of ancient bristlecone pine and a glacier on the north slope of Wheeler Peak. More information about Great Basin National Park can be found at the official National Park Service website http://www.nps.gov/grba/
Don't Miss the Lincoln Highway Car Show in Austin, on April 11th.
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Once again the Main Street of Austin will be filled with both street shaking muscle cars and vintage automobiles! The show is hosted by the Alvisto Roadsters and is open to all vehicles including hot rods, customs, classics, and race cars.