EXCURSION RAILWAY FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATIONS
AND
DEVELOPMENT PLANS


1983

Nevada Northern Railway - Tourism Complex Development Plan

For White Pine Chamber of Commerce, Ely, Nevada.

Assisted with technical and operational details of a comprehensive tourism study prepared by Mr. Barry A. Price. Subject covered the potential development of a tourist railroad operation on the Nevada Northern Railway at Ely, Nevada. This operation began in 1986 and is continuing today.

1984

Short Line Enterprises Business Plan - Newhall Railroad Project

For Short Line Enterprises, Inc. and the Newhall Land and Farming Company

Prepared a detailed business plan proposing development of a railroad location for the film industry located in the greater Los Angeles area. This proposal included a market study and detailed financial models projecting growth of the film location business and the eventual use of the railroad as a tourist attraction and dinner train operation. This operation began in 1985 and continued until 1990.

1986

Rails Through Southern Nevada - The Boulder City Branch Feasibility Study

For the Nevada State Museum

A detailed Feasibility Study of the potential uses for 11.56 miles of Union Pacific's Boulder City Branch line donated to the State of Nevada in 1985. This study explored potential freight and tourist operations and museum development. Includes financial model of a tourist operation. Recommended: Freight reuse in Henderson area and tourist and museum development for Boulder City area.

1988

Southern Nevada Railroad - Site Development Plan

For the City of Boulder City, Nevada

A comprehensive development plan for the reuse of the Boulder City Branch trackage owned by the State of Nevada. Documents alternative development plans, maintenance facility requirements, tourist facilities, a museum development plan, railroad equipment required, proposed train operations, and track extensions and improvements

1990

Short Line Enterprises, Ltd. Santa Paula Branch Business Plan

For Short Line Enterprises, Ltd.

Prepared detailed business plan for development of movie train/party-dinner train operation on Southern Pacific's Santa Paula Branch between Santa Paula and Piru.


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