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Bringing the No. 618 back to the Tracks

  • Posted On: 1/25/17 at 04:05 PM
  • Category: Expert Advice, Local Business News, Things to Do
Passion can be it's own force of nature. It drives us to become better, to do better, to try harder, and to follow our dreams. It takes passion to dedicate your life in honing your craft. The mechanics, machinists, and steel workers at the Heber Valley Railroad exhibit their passion for rail car and steam engine each day they go to work.

10 Questions with Mr. Railroad - Mark Nelson

  • Posted On: 11/17/15 at 08:49 AM
Have you ever wondered what it's like to operate the Utah's only Historic Railroad? Or how Santa fell in love with the Heber Valley RR? Or even who would win in a race - Santa's Sleigh or the Heber Creeper? Mark Nelson, executive director of the Heber Valley Railroad shares the behind the scenes magic of what it takes to keep this popular icon on the tracks.

Take a trip to the North Pole

  • Posted On: 12/1/14 at 11:55 AM
  • Category: Local News, Things to Do
There are many ways to see Santa this holiday season, but only the Heber Valley brings you to the North Pole.

Celebrating Centenarians

  • Posted On: 3/14/14 at 02:00 PM
  • Category: Local News
It's not every day that a local town or business makes it to 100 years old let alone beyond. We are lucky to have a few around these parts. This week we celebrate our local Centenarians who have (or almost) reached the 100 year mark. These are the places that make Heber Valley what it is. Also check out the special deal at the end.

Ride the Heber Creeper

  • Posted On: 10/3/13 at 12:00 PM
  • Category: Things to Do
I spent a large portion of my childhood living in Provo, Utah—as a family we drove Provo Canyon quite regularly to visit family or to hike Bridal Veil Falls or enjoy a picnic at our favorite spot among the pines. I love Provo Canyon—it’s one of my favorite places and I know it well. So that’s why I was surprised to take a ride on the Heber Creeper this fall and realize I didn't really know the canyon at all. Seen from a train, the canyon is a completely different sight!