Labor Day Steam Up this weekend, Saturday, September 5 to Monday September 7!
Become a Motorman class September 18-20. Sign up today
Friends are invited to the Silver Rail Railroad Photography Exhibition October 3 at the Brewery Arts Center. Click here for details.
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
John Walker submitted the Winter 2015 special price list for books that is available to all Friends members. View it today here.
Have 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.
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.