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/.
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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/
CARSON CITY, Nevada — Learn about Nevada’s unofficial state drink, the Picon Punch, and its connection to the railroad at a lecture at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. Writer Mike Higdon will deliver the talk, which will include tastings of the […]
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 […]
On July 2, the Nevada State Railroad Museum and the Nevada Women’s History Project collaborated on a presentation regarding Nevada’s suffrage movement and its connection to the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Watch the presentation here:
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 […]
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 […]