Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

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Board Meeting Monday, April 1, 6 p.m. at the Interpretive Center. See agenda.

Brimstone & Bat Guano: The Chemistry of the Comstock presentation by Chris de Witt, April 11, 6 p.m.

2019 Safety Meeting, April 13 or May 4, 9 a.m. Mandatory for anyone who operates railroad equipment at NSRM

Egg-stra Special Express coming Easter weekend, April 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 9, New exhibit — THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD: WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MADE — commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Trancontinental Railroad

Ironhorse Camp scheduled Father's Day Weekend, 2019. Click here for more information.

Support the Museum and its collection. Buy a brick.

The Egg-stra Special Express Is Coming

Join the Nevada State Railroad Museum for the second annual Egg-stra Special Express Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21, featuring 1926 Edwards Motor Car rides from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., egg hunts separated by ages from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., story time 12:00-2:00 p.m., art activities all day, Easter egg hunt all day (one egg per child) and photos with the Easter Bunny by Storytime Photography (starting at $10). Regular museum admission applies: Adults 18 and over $6, Children 18 and under are free. Regular Motor Car prices apply: Adults 12 and over $4, Children (4-11 years) $2, Children under 4 years are free.

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Museum will have several special lectures and special events. They include:

Transcontinental Railroad: The Exhibit

Watch for the unveiling of the new exhibit which will coincide with the May 10 sesquicentenial of the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory Summit in Utah. The centerpiece of the new exhibit will be the only railroad car still existence that was at Promontory on that very day when the railroads came together -- now known as V&T Coach 17, but was the “Commissioners' Car” on May 10, 1869. It carried Central Pacific President Leland Stanford, other Central Pacific officials, and the golden and silver spikes to the ceremony. The exhibit will also feature the V&T locomotives Inyo and Dayton both of which have been used in film and exhibitions to portray the locomtives present at Promontory in 1869.

Museum 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

Website of the 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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