News & Events

Friday November 8 – Museum Closing Early

On Friday, November 8, 2019, the museum will be closing at 1:00pm because of a private event.  The museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, November 9, at 9:00am.  NSRM staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

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 […]

Eureka & Palisade Railroad

On Monday, September 9, 2019, at 6:00pm, Join us for an evening with author Gregory Maxwell for a lecture about the history of the Eureka & Palisade Railroad. The E&P was a narrow gauge railroad built in the 1870s to connect Eureka, Nevada, the “Pittsburgh of the West,” with the Central Pacific Railroad at Palisade, […]

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.