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Annual Ironhorse Rail Camp
Iron Horse Rail Camp is a four-day, hands-on experience!
Fathers Day Weekend *(Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun)
Attendees will explore the basics of railroad operations during the Iron Horse Rail Camp. Attendees will begin the camp in the classroom learning about railroad safety rules and will have to pass a safety test. After the classroom activities individuals will gain hands-on experience preparing the equipment for the day’s activities. Also, attendees will learn about all of the positions on the train crew, such as brakeman and conductor. By the end of the camp attendees will have the opportunity to operate early 20th Century railroad equipment such as the Virginia & Truckee 4-6-0 No. 25 steam locomotive and two vintage motorcars, Virginia & Truckee No. 22 McKeen Motor Car and Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend No. 401 the Edwards Motor Car.
The Iron Horse Rail Camp is meant to be a hands-on experience. Attendees will get dirty and will need to be able to climb, work in confined areas, and be able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs. over uneven surfaces.
Included in the camp tuition is: a one-year membership to the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum; gloves; engineer’s cap; all materials and handouts; morning coffee and rolls; lunch; and dinner on Saturday evening for each attendee and a guest. The Iron Horse Rail Camp tuition fee is $1195.
The camp is limited to ten participants to ensure that adequate time is allotted to each facet of instruction and activity. Registration is required. For more information contact the Museum at 775-687-6953 ext: 224