The Nevada State Railroad Museum preserves the railroad heritage of Nevada, including locomotives and cars of the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad and other railroads of the Silver State. Many were bought from Hollywood studios, where they were made famous in movies and television shows. Among 65 locomotives and cars in the collection, 40 were built before 1900, and 31 pieces that operated on the V & T Railroad. Museum activities consist of operation of historic railroad equipment, including train rides, handcar rides, lectures, an annual railroad history symposium, changing exhibits, and a variety of special events. The Museum also has an ongoing research and restoration program.
Address: 2180 South Carson Street Carson City, Nevada
Phone: (775) 687-6953
Open Thursday through Monday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Visit nvculture.org for more info.