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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.  

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 […]