News & Events

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:

“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:

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 […]

Where is the Glenbrook?

VICTORIAN IRON HORSE ROUNDUP AUGUST 21-29, 2021 On August 16th the Glenbrook was loaded up and headed out to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad! A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this possible! Many visitors, volunteers and staff anxiously awaited her arrival. The Engine arrived on the 18th and the […]

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 […]

Museum to Resume Operations Five Days Per Week

Starting January 21, 2021, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, will be open five days per week! The museum’s hours will be Thursday through Monday, 9:00am to 4:30pm. The museum will remain closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.