News & Events

Fourth of July Celebration

Fourth of July Celebration Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, for our Fourth of July Celebration, July 4-7! View the Parade of Trains at 9:45am each morning featuring steam locomotive No. 25, the McKeen Motor Car, and the historic wood-burning locomotive from 1875, No. 22, the Inyo. The Glenbrook will be under steam […]

Lecture details Transcontinental Railroad’s effect on average citizens

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 changed America in myriad ways, not the least of which was the ability to traverse the country in days rather than weeks or months by wagon or ship. The effect the railroad had on the lives of the average citizen is the subject […]

Night Photo Shoot

Join us for a Night Photo Shoot, November 16, 2019, led by Steve Barry, editor of Railfan & Railroad magazine, a life-long railroad enthusiast and author of Railroads: The History of American Railroading in 500 Photographs. Participants will be able to photograph the McKeen Motorcar #22 built in 1910, #25 1908 Baldwin oil burner, and […]

V&T Coach 17 subject of railroad museum lecture

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 […]

Easter Egg-stra Special Express

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 […]

‘The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made’

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 […]

Presentation: Stephen Drew – Hollywood and the V&T

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 […]

Postponed – Railroad museum features film trilogy on Chinese railroad workers

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, […]

Postponed – Short film triology: Iron Road Builder

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 amichalski@nevadaculture.org.

Annual Ironhorse Rail Camp

(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 […]