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State railroad museum steaming up for a Fourth festivities

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Fourth of July week means history comes to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Two of the museum’s iconic steam locomotives – the narrow-gauge Glenbook and the standard-gauge Inyo, both built in 1875 – will be outside and power for visitors’ enjoyment on Saturday, June 30; Sunday, July 1 and […]

Railroad Museum hosts Arts and Culture Day on Saturday

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum opened its doors to the steampunk craze three years ago and the event has proven to be so popular, this year’s event is branching out with a tip of the hat to Burning Man and into a full-on Arts and Culture Day at the Museum. “This […]

Railroad museum featured in ‘Old Tales of Nevada’

It was great to have John O’Brien, Jim Webster and the team from “Old Tales of Nevada” on site to learn about the museum and some of our prized artifacts, including Coach 17, the only piece of rolling stock in existence that was at Promontory Summit at the time the golden spike connected the transcontinental […]

McKeen Motor Car rides this weekend at Railroad Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic McKeen Motor Car – built for service on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad in 1910 – will be making its first runs of 2018 this weekend, May 5-6. The self-propelled, gasoline powered motor car was one of 150 McKeen Motor Cars built between 1905 and […]

Historic ‘Dayton’ locomotive returns to Nevada State Railroad Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It seems somehow appropriate that snow was falling in Virginia City on the morning of Monday, April 16, as crews from the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Comstock Historic Center prepared the Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive “Dayton” for its return trip to Carson City. After all, in its days of […]

‘Story Time’ a hit at Nevada State Railroad Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When the Carson City Library was undergoing renovations earlier this year, it outsourced its “Story Time” program for youngsters to other locations, including the Nevada State Railroad Museum. That experience brought an epiphany to museum staff and volunteer Susie Kapahee. “I loved the energy, loved working with the kids, so I […]

Railroad museum steams up for Santa Trains

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City has set the dates for its 33rd year of Santa Train and for the second consecutive year, it will be offering special free Santa Trains exclusively for children battling cancer. The public Santa Trains will be running the weekends of Dec. 2, Dec. […]

Carson museums team for a day of railroad history

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum are teaming up for a day of history about one of the state’s most beloved artifacts and the rail line on which it operated. The 142-year-old Glenbrook locomotive – originally built to help transport lumber from the Tahoe Basin to the silver […]

USS Nevada commander, crewmen tour state museums

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Sailors from the USS Nevada nuclear submarine were in Carson City on Sunday for tours of the Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum. The group included Commanding Officer Gene Severtsen and Chief of Boat Adrian Watkins, the ship’s senior enlisted man, as well as other crewmen and their families. […]

Full steam ahead for Railroad Museum with flood repairs completed

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum is back to full operations just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend and the busy summer season. Construction crews this week completed removal of more than 110,000 square feet of debris and repairs to the tracks on the museum grounds that were damaged by flooding […]