News & Events

Iron Horse Rail Camp Raffle

The inaugural Ironhorse Rail Camp is sold out, but the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum are raffling one final spot! One lucky winner will have an opportunity to spend four days learning everything from the various positions on the train crew to operating historic V&T locomotive No. 25 and the McKeen Motor Car. […]

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 […]

Ironhorse Rail Camp

(Registration Required) A new program for 2018, the Iron Horse Rail Camp is a four-day, hands-on experience! August 2,3,4,5 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 […]

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 […]

Story time and Craft!

Story time is now separated into age groups so we can be more age appropriate and give everyone the excitement and education they need! 10:30am ages 0-5 11:30am ages 4-10 Enjoy an age appropriate fun book and crafts!   May 5th May 19th June 2nd

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 […]

2018 Timetable

final 2018 pdf   2018 Timetable FULL STEAM AHEAD Museum open Thursday through Monday 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.