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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. […]

Advanced Tickets for Santa Train Available Now!

FIRST THREE WEEKENDS OF DECEMBER! December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 $5.00 per person, children under 3 are FREE 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Trains run every 30 minutes Take a ride on the Santa Train featuring historic equipment from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Visit with Santa Claus and receive […]

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 […]

2017 Train Ride Schedule Now Online!

TRAIN RIDES AND 2017 OPERATING SCHEDULE The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City offers steam train rides or motor car rides every weekend throughout the summer. Select pieces in our collection are restored and operated to demonstrate steam and early gasoline technology and provide visitors with a first hand experience with railroad history through the […]