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Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located in Carson City, Nevada, preserves the railroad heritage of Nevada, including locomotives and cars of the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Much of the museum equipment was obtained from Hollywood studios, where they were often featured in movies and television. The museum is operated by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.Museum activities consist of operation of historic and narrow gauge railroad equipment, including train rides, handcar rides, lectures, an annual railroad history symposium, changing exhibits, and a variety of special events. The Museum also has an ongoing research and restoration program. The Museum's most recent event is the rebuilding of the interpretation center and possibly the HO scale model railroad operated by the Carson Model Railroaders who operate the Mills Park Railroad.The Wabuska Railroad Station, a historic station from Wabuska, Nevada was relocated to the museum grounds. The building is, in essence, still used as a working railroad station where tickets for the museum train rides are purchased.
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  • Great museum, inside and outside exhibits. Excellent for family and railroad buffs. Great staff. Excellent photo ops for steam engines and operations.  more »
  • They start off with a talk by a docent overlooking the main room with displays then you're on your own. The one room had only a few train cars and a few other displays. There are some outdoor displays...  more »
  • The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is nice but very small compared to other state railroad museums I have been to like Sacramento California and Strassburg Pennsylvania. That could be due...  more »
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  • Smaller railroad museum, but has a number of interesting displays, along with a train ride. Located downtown with places to neat nearby. Easily accessible and inexpensive. Great for the railfan.
  • I can't believe thar I didn't rated this museum yet! MUST see if tou are in Carson city area. Don't forget to take a train ride, as well! 1) Museum is very nice, although smaller than Sacramento one, but has more Wild west feeling since it's surrounded by mountains and it looks so peaceful and lovely. 2) Train ride: liked it a lot as well. Also an interesting history trip, showing how trains are connected and other things.
  • I just heard word that they added another weekend to their schedule specifically for kids with immune disorders to ride the Christmas train. They are taking time to disinfect the cars and make the event available to these kids so they can have a little piece of Christmas festivities. This is going the extra mile. I'm proud to be a part of this community !
  • my youngest daughter ADORES the trains, she can't wait till summer when they are running rides around the yard
  • A fun place to visit. Shame the ride can't be connected to the V&T.