Excellent idea, City Council! Concerts in the Train Park.
May I suggest if the DBA follows through on this idea, we refurbish/repair the locomotive in the Park? Someone wrote a letter to the editor a month or so ago suggesting funds for the Chilton Tower be diverted to the locomotive and the Train Park itself. That's an excellent idea.
The Chilton Tower would highlight our beginnings as a railroad town, true, but nothing stands as a reminder of our railroad source more than the locomotive that's already there, the locomotive that's been ignored for years. Bring it up to shape as a fitting symbol of Elko's beginning, an actual locomotive.
It's too bad we've neglected it, but if it were repaired and refurbished it would be a fitting symbol of our beginnings, and a wise use of funds.
Janice and John Collett