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Santa Train steams up for 34th year at railroad museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City launches its 34th year of Santa Train the weekend of Dec. 8 and tickets are available now. The Santa Trains will be running the weekends of Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and their families […]

Tickets go on sale for railroad museum’s Santa Trains

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City has set the dates for its 34th year of Santa Train. The Santa Trains will be running the weekends of Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and their families ride in rail cars pulled behind […]

2018 Santa Train

December 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 $5.00 per person, children under 3 and sitting on a lap 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018 Timetable

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

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 […]