Nevada State Railroad Museum

Ironhorse Rail Camp 2024

Join us for IRONHORSE RAIL CAMP® 2024, the second weekend in June, Thursday June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2024. Have a unique opportunity to personally experience living history by learning to operate period railroad equipment in an environment that focuses on crew integration, interpretation of railroad activities, and safety.

The camp is limited to eight (8) participants (SOLD OUT) in order insure that adequate time is allotted to each facet of instruction and activity.

Participants will operate a steam locomotive, Virginia & Truckee #25, and two vintage motor cars, Virginia & Truckee #22 McKeen car and the #401 Edwards Car.

In addition to the hands-on operation of equipment, participants will learn other crew duties such as conductor and brakeman. Individuals will prepare the equipment for the day's activity and conduct the maintenance required for operations. You will get dirty. Individuals need to be able to climb, work in confined areas and be able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds over uneven ground. All participants MUST be at least 18 years old AND have a valid drivers license.

Included in the camp tuition is a one-year membership to the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, gloves, engineer's cap, all materials and handouts. Morning coffee & rolls and lunch will be provided daily. Also covered is a dinner on Saturday evening for the participant and one guest. For more information, contact

Get your application in early to ensure your spot. Register online below or download the registration form and mail your check and form to address specified on the form.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your reservation you will receive a full refund before May 15, 2024 or a 50% refund after May 15, 2024.

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Last modified - July 2023