Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

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Harvest train, this weekend, October 13 & 14 and October 20 & 21.

Friends Board Meeting, Monday, October 15, 6 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. See agenda

Lost Carson City Presentation by FNSRM member and volunteer Peter Mires Friday, Nov. 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Support the Museum and its collection. Buy a brick.

Harvest Train

The Harvest Train is coming up during the next two weekends. The Museum will have steam train rides behind locomotive No. 25, a pumpkin patch, a food truck, and craft vendors. The Museum will have wristbands available for purchase offering museum admission and unlimited train rides for each day of the event. Regular museum admission fees and train fares will be available, too. Join us!

Changing Exhibits in Jacobsen Interpretive Center

Starting this summer and over the next several months through the winter the Museum staff will be making changes to the Jacobsen Interpretive Center. Staff is working on an exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Pacific Railroad (Transcontinental Railroad), which occurred on May 10, 1869. The exhibit will cover various themes,such as the difference the railroad made to Nevada and the United States; cultural impacts; some of the various Hollywood films made on the subject; the completion of the V&T; and others.

Gibson Models Because of this, there will be some changes and construction in the Jacobsen Interpretive Center. So far, the Gibson models have been relocated from the center aisle to new shelves located on the walls near the offices. The communications exhibit, which was located along the walkway outside of the Director’s Office, has been moved to the northwest corner of the Museum near the fire exit. The Dayton is in the museum along with V&T boxcar No. 1005 and the Glenbrook. The old cabinets for the Gibson models are gone and in its place is the Merci Car.

This will be an ongoing project for the next several months. There may be different railroad equipment inside the Interpretive Center at various times and may change weekly. If you have questions, please contact the Museum at 775-687-6953.

2018 Time Table

2018 Time Table

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 barrysimcoe@sbcglobal.net

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