News & Events

Ed Dickens to appear at the Great Western Steam Up

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is excited to announce that Ed Dickens, Senior Manager of Heritage Operations for Union Pacific Railroad, will be appearing at the Great Western Steam Up. On Saturday, July 2nd, Mr. Dickens will speak at 3 p.m. and give an update on the Union Pacific Steam Program, including […]

Tickets On Sale Now for the Great Western Steam Up!

Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum July 1-4 for the Great Western Steam Up as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad! The event will include the largest gathering of Virginia & Truckee steam locomotives in over 75 years, including the Reno and the Genoa. There will be […]

Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad Presentation

Join Chris Enss and the NSRM for Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad, May 5th at 6pm. $8 Admission Books available for purchase in museum store. Iron Women Honored by Western Writers of America and Foreword Review Magazine Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad has been recognized with a […]

Egg-stra Special Express

April 16th and 17th Enjoy a motor car ride 10a.m-4p.m Egg hunts (separated by ages)                   11a.m ages 1-3 (one adult per child allowed to egg area)                   1p.m ages 4+ (no adults allowed in egg area) Coloring available in Museum all day long Easter Egg search in Museum all day long (one egg per child) […]

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/

President Harding’s Trainsport 100 Years Ago:

President Harding’s Trainsport 100 Years Ago: During the summer of 1923, President Warren G. Harding traveled across the nation by train to the West Coast on his way to drive the Golden Spike on the Alaska Railroad. The trip lasted over 30 days, with several whistle stops to give speeches and meet with constituents. On […]

Santa Train 2021

December 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19$5.00 per person, children 2 and under sitting on a lap are FREE10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Trains run every 30 minutesTake a ride on the Santa Train featuring historic equipment from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.Visit with Santa Claus and receive a candy cane aboard the […]