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.

Celebrate Nevada Day! Ride the McKeen Car Friday, Oct. 31 & Saturday, Nov. 1

Fall/Winter Ride Schedule

October 31, Nevada Day & November 1

McKeen Car will operate from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the Wabuska Station. Ticket prices are $8 for those 12 and up, $4 for kids 4-11 and the young'uns 3 and younger ride for free. Museum & Annex admission, however, is FREE.

November 28-29, Thanksgiving

Edwards Motor Car will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Wabuska Station. Ticket prices are $4 for those 12 and up, $2 for kids 4-11 and children 3 and under ride for free.

December 13-14 & December 20-21, Santa Train

Santa comes to town and rides the rails at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. First train departs 9 a.m. Last train is 4 p.m. All seats $3.00. Buy your tickets at the Wabuska Station. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Friends Get a Discount at the Museum Store

You all know that Friends members get a discount at the Museum Store. Did you know that they get special pricing on books as well? 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,

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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