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Museum offers ‘Pajama Train’ for kids with health concerns

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The holiday season generally doesn’t lack in opportunities for children to have fun, with numerous special events and activities open to all. For children who are battling cancer or those with compromised immune systems, those opportunities aren’t nearly as great. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City wanted to make […]

Santa Train steams up for 35th year at railroad museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City launches its 35th year of Santa Train the weekend of Dec. 7 and tickets are available online and at the museum’s depot now. The Santa Trains will be running every 30 minutes the weekends of Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 between […]

Santa Train 2019

SANTA TRAIN December 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 $5.00 per person, children 2 and under 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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

2019 Timetable

The Nevada State Railroad Museum offers train rides every weekend May through September, with select dates in October, November and December. The 2019 Train Ride Operating schedule will be available soon! NOTE: TRAIN RIDES AT THE MUSEUM DO NOT GO TO VIRGINIA CITY.