Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

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Celebrate the 4th of July with the Inyo, V&T Locomotive #25, the McKeen Car & the Glenbrook July 2-4

Operation of the Edwards Motor Car has been cancelled until further notice

4th of July Extravaganza

Join us to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3, and Monday July 4. View the Parade of Trains at 9:00am on Sunday, July 3 and July 4, featuring Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive No. 25, the McKeen Motor Car, and the historic wood-burning locomotive from 1875, No. 22, the Inyo. The Glenbrook will be under steam and operating demonstration runs, too! On July 2-4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the McKeen Motor Car and V&T Locomotive No. 25 will be alternating runs so you may ride both (with the proper ticket, of course).

Save over 30 percent off the regular admission and ride ticket price by purchasing an all-inclusive wristband! These will be available at the Depot and at the Admission Desk at the Museum. The all-inclusive wristband is available each day of the event and features admission to the museum and unlimited train rides! All-inclusive wristbands prices are $15 for adults 18 and over; $10 for Museum Members/Friends; $5 for kids from 4-17 years old; and as usual, kids 3 and younger may enter and ride for FREE. The wristband is good for one day and a separate wristband must be purchased each day of the event.

If you need more information, please contact the Museum at (775) 687-6953 x224 for more information. We look forward to seeing you here!

He's Baaaack

Over ten years ago, we sadly bid goodbye to Dan Thielen, our curator and V&T hiking buddy, who was called up for duty by the Nevada National Guard. We've missed his easy going ways and guidance. This week Peter Barton, the Museums and History Administrator for the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs here in Nevada, revealed, “. . . I am delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel P. Thielen as Museum Director III of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City. Dan returns to the museum on July 5, 2016 where he served as curator over a decade ago. Dan has an advanced degree in museum studies, 30 years experience in the Nevada National Guard — and a great sense of humor. We welcome him back and look forward to his leadership.” Couldn't have said it better ourselves. We're happy you are coming back, Dan!

Free Admission to the Museum for Active Duty Personnel

From Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 to Labor Day September 5, 2016, active duty personnel will have free admission to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. We are participating with the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. Train fares and special events featuring all- inclusive pricing are not included in the Blue Star Museums offer. Please call the Museum at (775) 687-6953 for information.

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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

Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum,PO Box 1330, Carson City, NV 89702, Contact: Barry Simcoe, President, at 775-379-1353 or

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