Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

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Nevada State Railroad Museum

Just one of the many historical sites in Carson City, Nevada is the Nevada State Railroad Museum. This exciting museum works to preserve the railroad heritage of Nevada. This means maintaining locomotive and cars of the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad and various other railroads, which once connected all the areas of Nevada. For anyone who is a railroad buff, this is the place to spend at least a day if not more. Read More

Come to the Nevada State Railroad Museum and browse among the sixty-five locomotives and cars included in this wonderful collection of the days of railroads past. Some of these pieces were restored from those found abandoned within the State, while others come from Hollywood studios, where they have been made famous in various movies and television shows. Of these sixty-five rail cars and locomotives, forty were build before 1900 and thirty –one pieces actually once operated on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.

In addition to simply browsing through the museum, there are a number of other activities to enjoy including the operation of historic railroad equipment. You can take a train ride or a handcar ride, attend a lecture, participate in the annual railroad history symposium, or attend a variety of special events. The exhibits are always changing. The Museum also has a continuing research and restoration program.

Open year-round, Thursday through Monday from 9am to 4:30pm. Admission is $6 for entrance to the museum and a separate fee is charged for taking the Steam train ride or the Motor train ride.

Other Nevada State Railroad Museum Resources

Friends of Nevada State Railroad Museum

Friends of Nevada State Railroad Museum is a fundraising group for the Railroad Museum in Carson City, Nevada.

Northern Nevada Railway Foundation

The Northern Nevada Railway Foundation is dedicated to rebuilding the Virginia and Truckee Historic Railroad.