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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.

New Podcast to Debut in 2021

Which question about Nevada railroad history, technology, historic preservation, or the museum’s collections would you like NSRM to explore? The Nevada State Railroad Museum is starting a podcast in 2021 to answer questions about railroading from the public. Museum staff and volunteers will investigate your questions and work to find the answers. Submit your questions […]

Audio Tour of the Museum Now Available

The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, has just added an audio tour of the Jacobsen Interpretive Center, featuring our sesquicentennial exhibit on Transcontinental Railroad. Click here to find it (it’s optimized for mobile phone users). You can listen to it on our app! Search “Nevada State Museums” in Apple’s App Store or on Android […]

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 […]