Brill Car Rides Available at Laws Museum May 28-29
History Comes Alive at Laws
Mark your calendars and come to Laws Museum on May 28th and 29th to experience living history from the early Twentieth Century! On those dates the Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site will be offering rides on the historic 95-year-old Death Valley Railroad Motor Car #5.
The fully restored motorcar will be running on the tracks at Laws between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday May 28, and 10:30 to 2:30 PM Sunday May 29th, leaving the historic 1883 depot every half hour through the day. Passengers can buy tickets in the historic 139-year-old Laws Depot and board the car at the station. Tickets are $5 per person; children under 10, $1, Lap Riders are free. The car is wheel-chair accessible.
The Death Valley RR car was built by the J. G. Brill Company in Philadelphia PA in 1927 for tourist traffic on the Death Valley Railroad. It was donated to Inyo County in 1967 and was fully restored to operating condition by Laws Museum volunteers between 1999 and 2004.
Exhibits at the museum will be open to visitors, including the new Mule Museum display in the Twenty Mule Team Wagon Barn. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day visiting the museum and going for rides. Future operating dates now planned are posted on the Museum’s website, www.lawsmuseum.org.
Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site is honored to be here to preserve the rich history of our Owens Valley community.
(From Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site)