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.

It's the first Weekend for Santa Train. Come & see Santa and take a ride!

Buy your Santa Train tickets NOW at the Museum Store & Get Priority Seating!

2014 Santa Train Poster

Fall/Winter Ride Schedule

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.

This year you can buy your tickets in advance and get priority seating on the day you ride. All you need to do is go to the Museum Store any Thursday through Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At the Store, tell them the date you want to ride the train and pay for the tickets ($3 per ticket). You will receive tickets that are stamped PRIORITY BOARDING. On the day of your ride, come to Wabuska Depot and proceed to the PRIORITY BOARDING sign. Show your tickets to the platform attendant who will make sure that you go to the front of the line for the next train out. Advanced tickets will be sold through December 20. Remember these are ADVANCED tickets. You must purchase them at least one day before you want to ride.

As always you may purchase tickets at the Wabuska Station on the day of the ride, but those with PRIORITY BOARDING will load first which means you may have a long wait to get on a train. Get your Santa Train Tickets now!

Get your 2015 Time Table now!

2015 Time Table

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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