News & Events

Santa Train Cancelled for 2020

In alignment with the Governor’s strategy to slow the pandemic, Santa Train has been cancelled for 2020. The museum apologizes for any inconvenience. We intend to operate Santa Train again in 2021.

Steam train rides, speeder car demonstrations Oct. 17-18 in Carson City

Steam train rides, speeder demonstrations, a pumpkin patch and vendors all are part of the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Harvest Train event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at the museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. Locomotive No. 25, built in 1905 for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, will run […]

ONLINE EVENT: New Discoveries in Nevada Suffrage, Railroad History

On February 7, 1920, Nevada Governor Emmet Boyle signed a resolution ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States following a special session of the Nevada Legislature. Nevada became the 28th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Nevada Women’s […]

Reopening Update

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is now open. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is now open. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Nevada State Museums you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By […]

Railroad museum accepts full-sized replica of V&T’s first locomotive

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The old saying that legends never die might also be said about old locomotives. Many of those iron horses, long lost to time or the scrap heap, live on through historic photographs, artwork and the hearts and minds and skillful hands of railroad buffs. That is certainly the case with the […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum expands operations to six days per week

Starting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is expanding its days of operation. “We are delighted to open 6 days a week,” said museum director Dan Thielen. “The State of Nevada has been returning services as the economy improves and we have added two part-time positions that that […]

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 […]

‘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 […]