News & Events

Great Western Steam Up Tickets Now On Sale

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, the Nevada State Railroad Museum invites you to the Great Western Steam Up, July 1-4, 2022. This is a special event with special ticketing prices. For more details on the lineup of railroad equipment, events, and tickets visit: https://greatwesternsteamup.com/.

“The Last Professional” Reading and Signing with Author Ed Davis

Author Ed Davis will appear at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on Friday, April 1, at 6:00pm for a reading from his latest book The Last Professional. In addition, Ed with share tales from his years of hopping freight trains, as well as a fascinating look at hobo history. For more details click: https://carsonrailroadmuseum.org/events/the-last-professional-reading-and-signing-with-author-ed-davis/

WE Can Do It! Women Working on the Railroad

The history of women working for the railroad is nearly invisible. Records of employment are often listed by first initials so identification of women is not possible. Three women have been identified as working for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Nevada in the early 1900’s. You will meet these women and learn the type of […]

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 […]

‘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 […]