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.

Ride the Edwards Motor Car this weekend, 10am-4pm. Tickets at the Depot.

Celebrate July 4th weekend. See the Parade of Trains.

Become a Motorman class September 18-20. Sign up today.

July 4th Weekend Celebration!

25, Glenbrook & Inyo, photo by Ron DunlopStart your 4th of July weekend right. Join us July 3-5 for a 4th of July railfest.

Each day we will be starting at 9 a.m. with the Parade of Trains starring the McKeen Car, V&T Locomotive #25 and the Inyo. After the parade at 10 a.m., the steam train led by V&T Locomotive #25 and the McKeen Car will alternate rides around the museum.

A daily special admission price of $15 includes a wristband that allows you to have unlimited rides on the steam train and McKeen Car, plus admittance to the Annex for free handcar rides, and the Interpretive Center, the new home of the Glenbrook

Food will be available for purchase from the Warren Engine Company No. 1.

Bring the whole family and join us riding the rails

Want to Join the Motor Car or Train Crew?

The first step to joining the operating crew of the Museum's trains and motorcars is to attend the Become a Motor Man Class which will teach you about operating the vehicles safely and help you pass the Museum's safety test which must be passed before hands-on training. It also will give you your first chance to run two pieces of Museum equipment, the 1926 Edwards Motor Car and the hand-car.

This year the class will be held September 18-20 at the Museum. It is limited to eight participants and registration is $130.00 per person. This registration fee includes not only instruction and hands-on equipment training, but also a year of membership in the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, the NSRM Rule Book, a railroad cap, and the NSRM Equipment Handbook. At the end of class, you'll receive your hand-car qualification, certificate of attendance, 24 Museum volunteer hours and attend the big BBQ celebration! For more information download the brochure and application or call the Museum at 775-687-6953

Get your 2015 Time Table now!

2015 Time Table

Updated Friends' Special Book Price List Available Now

John Walker submitted the Winter 2015 special price list for books that is available to all Friends members. View it today 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 4:00 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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