Heber Valley Railroad, Heber City

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The Heber Valley Railroad is a heritage railroad based in Heber City, Utah. It operates passenger excursion trains along a line between Heber City and Vivian Park, which is located in Provo Canyon. The HVRX carries over 94,000 passengers a year.
The railroad line is approximately 16mi long. A typical round trip ride on the train takes about 3 hours. There are a total of four passing sidings outside of the Heber yard limit. Notable landmarks seen from the train include Mount Timpanogos, Cascade Mountain, Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir, Provo River, Sundance Ski Resort, Tate Barn, and Soldier Hollow. A variety of wildlife including deer, eagles, fox, moose, turkeys, hawks, mountain lions , and beavers, have all been seen from the train as well.
The Heber Valley Railroad has two 1907 Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation-type steam locomotives: former Union Pacific No. 618 and ex-Great Western No. 75, although they are both out of service pending completion of their 1,472 day inspections and service. Also on display is former Columbia Steel Company 0-6-0 No. 300 built by Baldwin in the 1920s.
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  • As a longtime resident of the Heber Valley, this train is a local icon. It is better know locally as the "Heber Creeper" railroad. It is amazing it still is in existence after all these years. We went...  more »
  • Nice ride, very enjoyable approximately one and half hours. Fun for all ages. Very friendly staff, offers lunch and snacks.  more »
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  • The historical train ride in Heber Valley was wonderful I sat in the wine and cheese car and let me tell you it is very very difficult to walk when that old historical train was running a movie but the views were where we went where wonderful. There was a few more than 5 fly fisherman out on the river. This was the best historic train ride that I have taken in Heber Valley in the last 3 years. There were 300 plus passengers on this trip and I do believe we all had a wonderful time.
  • This was an awesome train ride. Great veterans treatment! It was such a fun trip. Great weather on first half of trip but hot sun coming back. The river was so beautiful and lots of people riding the rapids. Lots of friendly people on the trip.the staff there was very very accommodating and pleasant. The train robbery was exquisite although they told me I was too old and ugly to be taken hostage by them! Thank you for the fun trip! I really wish my kids had been with me to enjoy it also.

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