he Nevada State Railroad Museum 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. Museum activities consist of operation of historic 4 ft 8 1/2 inch standard gauge and 3 foot 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.
Hours of operation: Thursday through Monday 9;00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed Christmas and New Year s day.
Plenty of free parking.
The penny machine is located inside the museum to the left. No admission charge to enter the building to press the pennies. Make sure the light is on the design you want to press before you put your money in; you select the design before you insert money. Designs are:
1. (H) Virginia and Truckee 18 Dayton steam engine and coal car with Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City .
2. (V) A star at Carson City location within an outline of the State of Nevada Words with Nevada The Silver State .
3. (H) A five pointed star with Carson City Nevada .
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