Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City to reopen March 4 with free admissionguyclifton
CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City will reopen Saturday, March 4, with free weekend admission for all.
The museum has been closed since Jan. 8 due to significant damage from floodwaters that inundated the property, damaging the tracks, fire roads and a number of buildings.
“The museum would like to thank the community, our visitors and volunteers for being patient with the staff and the State of Nevada while we worked to re-open the museum,” said Dan Thielen, museum director. “We would have liked to have been open sooner, but sometimes it does not work out as expected. We are very excited for this weekend and to be open for visitors again and as our gift for the support the community has shown, we welcome everyone at no cost.”
The Jacobsen Interpretive Center will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday and admission is free for everyone both Saturday and Sunday. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In the past several days, property restoration and professional cleaning crews finished cleanup in the Interpretive Center, which contains some of the museum’s best-known rolling stock – including the fully restored 1875 steam locomotives the Glenbrook and the Inyo. The center also includes educational displays and the museum store.
Clean-up and restoration operations are continuing on the rail beds and the annex, which stay closed, likely until spring.
“We hope to have the roadbed repaired soon and trains operating in May 2017,” said Adam Michalski, curator of education. “Please watch our website and our Facebook page (Facebook.com/nsrmcc) for the upcoming 2017 Operating Schedule.”