provides resources and services for the Museum, including fund raising, advocacy, and volunteer work ranging from visitor service to restoration and operation of the equipment in its collection.
Starting May 11, 2013, the 1926 Edwards Motor Car no. 401 that used to run on the Tucson, Cordelia & Gila Bend Railway to the Ajo copper mines, will be operating again Saturday and Sunday through September 29 with the exception of Memorial Day, 4th of July,and Labor Day weekends. The Motor Car will take passengers from the Wabuska Depot platform on a loop tour around the Museum grounds.
Buy your tickets* at the Depot†. The motorcar will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every half hour
|Adults (12 & older)||$4.00|
|Friends of the Museum||$2.00|
|Children (4 to 11)||$2.00|
|Children (3 and under)||Free|
*Fare is for the motorcar ride only, does not include admission to Museum exhibits.
† If the Depot is closed, please wait until the Motor Car returns because the motormen are doing both jobs, selliing tickets and running the motor car that day.
Schedule is subject to change without notice.
Many guests have been asking where to find the ride schedule for 2013. The schedule from January to June 2013 is available on the Department of Tourism and Culture Affairs, Division of Museums and History website. The schedule for July 2013 - June 2014 will be posted there when available.
On Monday, June 3, 2013 at 6 p.m., the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum will be meeting at the Jacobsen Interpretive Center. This will be a regular business meeting.
All Friends members are urged to attend.
Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 ride the historic 1910 Virginia & Truckee McKeen Motor Car No. 22
Special weekend event tickets that include unlimited rides and Museum with access to all the exhibits will be available that weekend on a first come first served basis. The McKeen Car will depart from the Wabuska Depot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days.
For more information, call (775) 687-6953
Have you ever walked in front of the Interpretive Center and looked down at the brick walkway? If you have, you've seen a tribute to those who supported this museum or just loved trains. What better way to honor those who played a role in railroad history or are just caught up by the romance of the rails?
When you buy a brick for the walkway to honor someone, you enable the Museum to pass the story of Nevada railroading history on to future generations. Your purchase allows the Friends to support the Museum by providing funds for additional objects an projects that the State budget will not cover.
Just what do the Friends do? Just about everything from being the steam train crew to giving tours, from selling tickets to working at the Museum store. See more photos of the Friends atthe volunteers at work page.
Photo above of Russ Tanner as conductor on the McKeen Motor Car courtesy of Keith Hall.