Nevada Northern Railway – Tourism Complex
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.
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.
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.
Southern Nevada Railroad – Site Development
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
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.