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Railroad museum hosts ‘Lost Carson City’ lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – From the historic United States Branch Mint to the V&T Railroad to the fact it remains one of the most sparsely populated state capitals, Carson City has a colorful and unique history. The Silver State’s capital city will be the subject of a free lecture by author Peter Mires, whose latest […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City Announces Planned Expansion

Boulder City – The Division of Museums and History has announced plans for expansion of facilities and experiences the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City.  First opened in 2001, the museum has seen attendance explode from 2,000 visitors the first year to now an average of 40,000 per year.   Now, with the new rail bridge […]

Railroad Museum suspends one of four daily rides

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – With hot summer temperatures gripping Southern Nevada, the Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City is suspending its mid-afternoon train ride. “While our train is air-conditioned, the locomotives are not,” said Museum Director Randall Hees. “In the interest of crew and public safety we are suspending our 2:30 pm train from mid-June […]

SEEING A TRAIN WITH MY OTHER SENSES IN BOULDER CITY

Sydney Martinez of Travel Nevada recounts her experience when visiting the NSRMBC during a special event held for Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation summer camp. Sydney Martinez of Travel Nevada, June 2015. Traveling the extraordinary state of Nevada on the regular, it should come as no surprise to me that things aren’t always what the seem…should, […]

SCOUTS TRAIN FOR NEW MERIT BADGE AT MUSEUM

Steven Slivka of the Boulder City Review touches on how Boy Scouts earned their Railroading Merit Badge at the NSRM. May 20th, 2015. By Steven Slivka of the Boulder City Review. Boy Scouts from across the Las Vegas Valley made their way to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City on Saturday as they […]

RAILROAD HISTORY ROARS TO LIFE IN BOULDER CITY

Margo Bartlett Pesek of the Las Vegas Review Journal talks about her experiences at the Railroad Museum. By Margo Bartlett Pesek of the Las Vegas Review Journal on March 14, 2015. Part of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, the museum preserves a few miles of the branch line that the Union Pacific built in […]

CAMP PROVIDES PICTURE OF RAILROAD FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN

The Union Pacific talks about their involvement with the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation on railroad history and safety during the childrens’ visit the NSRMBC. Posted by the Union Pacific on September 4, 2015. With the help of his aide, six-year-old Rocco inches closer to the edge of the tracks at the Nevada State Railroad Museum […]