HEBER CITY, Utah — Details about Heber Valley Railroad‘s new funding from Heber City were released and should be enough to help it keep operations going during a tough winter. The town has donated $15,000 to the cause, and will offer an additional $10,000 in financing if other public bodies agree to contribute as well.
“We went in against all odds last night and came out with a favorable result,” said Craig Lacey, Heber Valley’s general manager.
After a Dec. 19 mudslide closed Heber Valley’s line between Decker Bay and Deer Creek Dam, shorter Christmas Train trips resulted in less revenue. Other winter operations were completely shut down.
Lacey said the public turned out to support his bid for municipal money. Businesspeople from the community told council members the railroad is essential to the region’s tourism, and asked that money be provided. He’s hopeful an upcoming meeting with county officials will yield more money.
In the meantime, the mudslide is to be cleared prior to the start of operations in May, and Lacey said plans call for the start of a comprehensive plan that will set benchmarks for the railroad. “This is just the beginning of the path we need to go down,” he said.
The Heber Valley Railroad originally dates back to 1899 when trains served the Utah pioneers. Today, the railroad is a non-profit, historic attraction operating scenic trips across the farmlands of the Heber Valley, the shore of Deer …
Publish Date: 01/25/2011 15:23
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Publish Date: 01/26/2011 3:51
Today CityDeals has a fantastic offer for the Heber Valley Railroad. You can get a $50 gift certificate for only $25! The certificate can be printed at home, which is super convenient, and can be used on either the Provo Canyon Limited, …
Publish Date: 01/25/2011 11:09