News & Events

Steam train rides, speeder car demonstrations Oct. 17-18 in Carson City

Steam train rides, speeder demonstrations, a pumpkin patch and vendors all are part of the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Harvest Train event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at the museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. Locomotive No. 25, built in 1905 for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, will run […]

ONLINE EVENT: New Discoveries in Nevada Suffrage, Railroad History

On February 7, 1920, Nevada Governor Emmet Boyle signed a resolution ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States following a special session of the Nevada Legislature. Nevada became the 28th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Nevada Women’s […]

Reopening Update

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is now open. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is now open. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Nevada State Museums you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By […]

Egg-stra Special Express Cancelled

The Egg-stra Special Express scheduled for April 11-12, 2020, at the Nevada State Railroad Museum has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The museum apologizes for any inconvenience.

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 […]

NSRM Extends Closure to April 30, 2020, due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada State Railroad Museum will be closed through April 30. Please check back here for further announcements including the possible extension of the closed period. For research questions, please contact the museum archive at (775) 687-6953 x226. For updates on the state’s response and additional health information, go […]

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 […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum expands operations to six days per week

Starting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is expanding its days of operation. “We are delighted to open 6 days a week,” said museum director Dan Thielen. “The State of Nevada has been returning services as the economy improves and we have added two part-time positions that that […]