Nevada State Railroad Museum

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The museum collection includes a variety of local historic passenger and freight equipment
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Tourist train at the museum

The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located in Carson City, Nevada, preserves the railroad heritage of Nevada, including locomotives and cars of the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Much of the museum equipment was obtained from Hollywood studios, where they were often featured in movies and television. The museum is operated by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Opened in 1980, it was originally named the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Museum, often shortened to V&T Railroad Museum, but was renamed the Nevada State Railroad Museum in 1985. [1]

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Museum activities consist of operation of historic 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge and 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge 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. The Museum's most recent event is the rebuilding of the interpretation center and possibly the HO scale model railroad operated by the Carson Model Railroaders who operate the Mills Park Railroad.

The Wabuska Railroad Station, a historic station from Wabuska, Nevada was relocated to the museum grounds. The building is, in essence, still used as a working railroad station where tickets for the museum train rides are purchased.

Collection

Standard Gauge Steam Locomotives

LocomotiveTypeBuiltRetiredAcquiredNotesImage
Dardanelle & Russellville #84-4-0 "American" Cooke Locomotive & Machine Co. 188819451987Static Display
Virginia & Truckee #1 "Lyon"2-6-0 "Mogul"H.J. Booth 1869 - Replica NSRM 202?2019Under Counstruction
Virginia & Truckee #18 "Dayton"4-4-0 "American"CP's Sacramento shops 187319381978Static Display
Virginia & Truckee #22 "Inyo"4-4-0 "American"Baldwin 187519261978Operational
Virginia & Truckee #254-6-0 "Ten-WheelerBaldwin 190519551971Operational
Virginia & Truckee #274-6-0 "Ten-WheelerBaldwin 191319481993Static Display, On loan to Comstock History Center

Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives

LocomotiveTypeBuiltRetiredAcquiredNotesImage
Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming #1 "Glenbrook"2-6-0 "Mogul" Baldwin 187519371981Operational
Dayton, Sutro & Carson Valley #1 "Joe Douglass"0-4-2 "Olomana" Porter 188219041994Static Display
Southern Pacific #84-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler"Baldwin 190719551975Static Display, On loan to Sparks, NV

Motor Locomotives

LocomotiveTypeBuiltRetiredAcquiredNotesImage
NSRM #99 "Dinky"7-TonDavenport 192419881988Operational

Motorcars

LocomotiveTypeBuiltRetiredAcquiredNotesImage
Chicago Great Western #1000McKeen Motor Car19101964Parts Donor
Virginia & Truckee #22McKeen Motor Car191019451996Operational
Virginia & Truckee #99

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References

  1. "Preservation [regular news column]: Name Change for V&T Museum". Pacific RailNews . October 1985. p. 31. ISSN   8750-8486.

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