Motor Car Season Ends Sept. 28--Only a Few More Weekends To Ride, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
On August 18th, Greg Corbin returned to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City as its new Director. Greg started his museum career here in 1981 as the Facility Supervisor. In 1989 he was appointed as the state's first Assistant Administrator of Railroad Operations for the Department of Museums and History overseeing not only the Carson City Railroad Museum, but the new Ely and Boulder City properties as well. He relocated to Boulder City in 1998 to become the first Director of the newly created Nevada State Railroad Museum there. He developed the museum and was responsible for the creation of the very popular Nevada Southern Railway excursion train operation. We are delighted that he is back with us and look forward to working with him.
Calamity Jan (a.k.a. Jan Pierson) signed extra copies of her new book Ghost Girl in Car No. 9 the weekend of August 9. Buy your copy at the NSRM Store before they are gone.
Ghost Girl in Car No. 9 is the fifth and newest book in her THE GHOSTOWNERS series. It features the V&T Caboose Coach No. 9 which is housed in the Museum Interpretive Center as the doorway to Nevada 1873. Dedicated to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, the book is recommended for the 8-13-year-old reader. For more information about the book and the signing, click here.
The equipment will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Wabuska Station. Ticket prices for the Steam Train or the McKeen Car are $8 for those 12 and up, $4 for kids 4-11 and the young'uns 3 and younger ride for free
Steam Train rides co-incide with the Virginia & Truckee Historical Society Annual Conference that will be held at the Carson City Gold Dust West from October 10-12
October 31, Nevada Day
The Edwards Motorcar operations continue every non-steam weekend through September 28. Purchase tickets at the Wabuska Station. Ticket prices are: Age 12 & older, $4, Museum members and Children 4-11, $2, and Children 3 and younger, FREE. Please check here frequently for any additions or changes to the schedule.
Ever wondered about where you go when you take a steam train or motor car ride? Engineer Barry Simcoe's daughter was flying high above the museum on Memorial Day keeping track of her dad. She took this aerial photo as the train rounded the corner near the annex. Now you know how a bird sees the steam up. Thanks, Ms. Simcoe!
To see another and larger view,click here.
Did you know that the Friends get special pricing on book in the Museum Store? If you can't get to the Store, you may view the books on salehere. You may also buy some of the books, such as Stephen E. Drew's new publication, Nevada’s Virginia & Truckee Railroad at the Store's new website,nevadamuseumstores.org.
Have you ever walked in front of the Interpretive Center and looked down at the brick walkway? If you have, you've seen a tribute to those who supported this museum or just loved trains. What better way to honor those who played a role in railroad history or are just caught up by the romance of the rails?
When you buy a brick for the walkway, you enable the Museum to pass the story of Nevada railroading history on to future generations. Your purchase allows the Friends to support the Museum by providing funds for additional objects and projects that the State budget will not cover.
Just what do the Friends do? Just about everything from being the steam train crew to giving tours, from selling tickets to working at the Museum store. See more photos of the Friends atthe volunteers at work page.
Photo of Russ Tanner as conductor on the McKeen Motor Car courtesy of Keith Hall.