Railroad Museum hosts Arts and Culture Day on Saturday June 16

The Nevada State Railroad Museum opened its doors to the steampunk craze three years ago and the event has proven to be so popular, this year’s event is branching out with a tip of the hat to Burning Man and into a full-on Arts and Culture Day on Saturday June 16, 10 am – 4 pm at 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. The family-friendly event will include food, drink, craft vendors and train rides behind the museum’s No. 25 steam locomotive. Continue reading

“More Trains in the Westerns” Speaker Jim Clark at Dangberg Historic Park June 16

Speaker Jim Clark will present Part II of his program, “More Trains in the Westerns”, in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday, June 16, at 10 am.

Known to many as “The Train Man”, Jim Clark returns for a third year to cover more of the 250 films he has worked on. Clark is an engineer and train coordinator associated with several of the biggest films with trains and their Hollywood stars.  Some of those films include “The Lone Ranger”, “Wild, Wild, West”, “Into the West” and “Water for Elephants”. Continue reading

‘Painting Party’ a ‘remarkable success’ at Ely Railroad Museum

Freight Depot painting party Nevada Northern Railway, Ely Nevada

Staff at the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum were hoping a handful of volunteers would turn out at Saturday morning’s “painting party” to freshen up the east end of the museum’s historic Freight Building.

A platoon showed up instead.

“The project was a remarkable success,” longtime museum director Sean Pitts said. “Going into it, we had borrowed a number of ladders and amassed the necessary tools to equip what we had hoped would be 5 or 6 people. It was a total, but welcome, surprise when more than 30 people showed up.” Continue reading

Historic ‘Dayton’ locomotive returns to Nevada State Railroad Museum

V&T locomotive Dayton

by Guy Clifton

It seems somehow appropriate that snow was falling in Virginia City on the morning of Monday, April 16, as crews from the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Comstock Historic Center prepared the Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive “Dayton” for its return trip to Carson City.

After all, in its days of operation ion the V&T in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Dayton, locomotive No. 18, was the engine equipped with a snow plow to clear the route to and from the Comstock for all the V&T trains. Continue reading