Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

click here to join the Friends 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.


Last Mandatory Safety Meeting for ALL Volunteers --  Saturday, April 12 at a.m. Reserve your space now by calling Pam at 775-687-6953 x233 or emailing her at


FNSRM Board Meeting, Monday April 14, 2014, 6:30pm Jacobsen Intrepretive Center.  See Agenda.


New Booklist from the Museum Store Available Now

Did you know that the Friends get special pricing on book in the Museum Store? If you can't get to the Store, you may view the books on salehere. You may also buy some of the books, such as Stephen E. Drew's new publication, Nevada’s Virginia & Truckee Railroad at the Store's new website,

Welcome the Museum's New Staff!

Adam Michalski, Curator of Education Pam West, Museum Attendant The Friends are excited that the two open positions, Curator of Education and Museum Attendant, in the Museum staff have been filled. Both started at the Museum on January 16.

Adam Michalski (pronounced "Mi-CAL-ski") is the new Curator of Education. He hails from Texas so head on over and wish him a "Howdy Partn'r!" To contact him, call 775.687.6953 ext. 224. Pam West (pronounced "West") is the new Museum Attendant.  Pam will be our Volunteers' go-to person so drop by and introduce yourself. Give her a call at 775.687.6953 ext. 233.

Welcome to the NSRM. We are very glad you are here.

For the Person Who Has Everything

Sample brickHave 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, 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 and projects that the State budget will not cover.

Buy a brick today.

The Friends at work

Conductor Russ Tanner on the McKeen Motor Car

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 of Russ Tanner as conductor on the McKeen Motor Car courtesy of Keith Hall.

Nevada State Railroad Museum 2180 S. Carson St. (US 395 at Fairview) Carson City, NV 89701 (775) 687-6953

Open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Except New Year's Day & Christmas)

Admission: Adults: $6.00, Children (under 18): Free, Friends of the Museum: Free

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