CARSON CITY, Nevada – It has been called the most historically important train car in existence and how it traveled over the past 150 years from the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah to the center of a new exhibit at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is quite a tale. Built […]
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The Hunt is on at the Nevada State Railroad Museum! Joint us for our second annual Egg-stra Special Express! Saturday and Sunday. 1926 Edwards Motor Car rides 10a.m-4p.m Egg hunts (separated by ages) 11a.m ages 1-4 (one adult per child allowed to egg area) 1p.m ages 5+ (no adults allowed in egg area) Story time […]
CARSON CITY, Nevada – The completion of the transcontinental railroad in the spring of 1869 changed America forever, dramatically reducing the time and cost for people and goods to move across country and accelerating the western expansion of the industrial revolution. This spring, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will unveil a major […]
Don’t miss famed Virginia & Truckee Railroad Historian Stephen Drew’s presentation titled, “Casting Call: Re-creating Promontory? Call the V&T!” Major motion picture studios and their movies, pageants from coast-to-coast, and television productions have consistently relieved on V&T equipment to depict the “wedding of the rails” story at least 10 times in the past six decades […]
UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast for this week, Min Zhou’s “Iron Road Builder” presentation on Friday, February 15, at 6:00pm, will be postponed until this spring. A new date will be selected soon. The museum apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information, contact Adam Michalski, curator of education at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, […]
UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast for this week, Min Zhou’s “Iron Road Builder” presentation on Friday, February 15, at 6:00pm, will be postponed until this spring. A new date will be selected soon. The museum apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information please contact Adam Michalski at (775) 687-6953 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Registration Required) 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 […]
The Nevada State Railroad Museum offers train rides every weekend May through September, with select dates in October, November and December. The 2019 Train Ride Operating schedule will be available soon! NOTE: TRAIN RIDES AT THE MUSEUM DO NOT GO TO VIRGINIA CITY.