150 Year Anniversary – The Transcontinental Railroad in Nevada, What a Difference it Made

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Location: Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City
Event Description: This exhibit will highlight the only surviving coach from the historic event, Coach 17 the Director’s Car. This coach carried Leland Stanford and the Gold and Silver Spikes to Promontory Point for the “Wedding of the Rails” on May 10th, 1869. The exhibit will present the story of how the railroad was built, and the routes and the impact on Nevada. Included are massive maps, artifacts, and images.


Join us in celebration of the 150th year of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad! New Exhibit opening! Virginia & Truckee Coach No. 17 (The Commissioner's Car). Food Trucks, Snow cones, and Steam train rides.

Museum Hours: 9:00am -4:00pm ($6 for ages 18+)
Steam Train rides 10am-4pm
Adults 12 and up: $8.00
Kids 4-11: $4.00
Kids under 4: Free

Special Event All-Inclusive pricing available this includes unlimited steam train rides and museum admission:

Adults 18 years and older - $15.00
Friends of the Museum Members - $10.00
Children 12 to 17 years old - $9.00
Children 4 to 11 years old - $5.00
Children 3 years old and under - FREE

Purchase your wristbands the day of the event. No need to purchase in advance!

May 10th
Public steam train rides will start around 12:30pm
Reenactment of the last spike 12pm and 2pm (Subject to change)
Track Laying demonstration 10am - 4pm

Also on property:
Nevada Civil War Volunteers
Keck Museum
Carson City Library
Eagle Valley Muzzleloaders
Kona Ice of S. Tahoe/Carson City
Hot Rodzz Food truck

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