Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

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Exhibit May 9-June 17, THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD: WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MADE — commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Trancontinental Railroad

For the first time in a decade, ride the mixed freight steam train this weekend, June 22-23. Tickets at Wabuska Station.

Night Photo Shoot, November 16, 2019, Click here for more information and to register.

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On Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, the public will be able to ride a mixed freight train consisting of Box Car 1013, Flat Car 162, Tunnel Car 57, and Caboose 10 and pulled by No. 25. This mixed consist is typical of the Virginia & Truckee's business strategy of daily mixed freight runs that kept the railroad in business from the mid-1920s through the 1930s.

This is the first consist of this type that the Museum has run in over a decade. Tickets will be available at the Wabuska Station -- Adults 12 & Over - $8.00; Children (Age 4 - 11) - $4.00; Children (Under 4) - FREE; Museum Members - Half Price; Cab Rides - $25.00 (when available).

Transcontinental Railroad: The Exhibit

Celebrate the sesquicentenial of the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory Summit by visiting our new exhibit: The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference It Made. The centerpiece is the only railroad car still existence that was at Promontory on that very day when the railroads came together -- now known as V&T Coach 17, but was the “Commissioners' Car” on May 10, 1869. It carried Central Pacific President Leland Stanford, other Central Pacific officials, and the golden and silver spikes to the ceremony. The exhibit will also feature the V&T locomotives Inyo and Dayton both of which have been used in film and exhibitions to portray the locomtives present at Promontory in 1869.

Museum Open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except New Year's Day & Christmas)

Admission: Adults: $6.00, Children (under 18): Free, Friends of the Museum: Free

Website of the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, PO Box 1330, Carson City, NV 89702

Contact: Barry Simcoe, President, at 775-379-1353 or

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