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Laws Railroad Express

December 14

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A magical family fun day with train rides, holiday crafts, refreshments and visits with Santa Claus.

Long ago, a princess came through in this valley. She was made from steel and she was known as The Slim Princess. This princess was a narrow-gauge railway and she ran from Carson City, Nevada, to Keeler, a bustling mining town on the shores of the now-dry Owens Lake.

The railway line was completely abandoned by 1960 and the tracks removed, but the story of her grand adventure remains forever enshrined at Laws Railroad Museum. The history of this princess and the many other railways of the area, with their magnificent engines and carriages, are preserved and protected on this extensive heritage site.

Laws Railroad Museum is a window to our past; it’s where we might experience time travel, back to the California gold rush of the late 1800s. The best time-travel day of the year happens on Saturday, December 14th this year. It is the Railroad Express and, just like in days gone by, it will happen come rain, snow, or shine!

Drink hot cocoa and ride a horse-drawn wagon down caroling lane. Whisper secrets and wishes in Santa’s ear. Visit with Smokey Bear and learn about protecting the forests. Eat yummy s’mores, decorate cookies, do arts and crafts and receive a free book from Altrusa. Get a golden ticket and light up a child’s face with joy and wonder. It’s a ticket to ride the Railroad Express with Santa’s elves and a merry band of Christmas carolers. It’s a ride to the past and back to the present, and it’s as magical as it sounds.



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Laws Railroad Museum
Bishop, CA 93514 United States
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