Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Nevada State Railroad Museum June 11, 2012
Virginia and Truckee Railroad passenger car number 9
On my second day in Carson City I visited the Nevada State Railroad museum. It is located on Carson Street in the downtown area. Because of budget cuts the museum is open Friday-Monday. To see the museum it costs $4 for a day pass. During the summer the museum offers special excursions for a special rate.
The museum has an impressive collection of rolling stock from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad which supplied many of the Comstock Lode towns with supplies. Included in the collection is three Baldwin Steam Engines which have been restored to former glory. Inside the building is history on the Comstock Lode mining railroads and the Transcontinental Railroad. Hollywood used many of the old locomotives and cars in old movies before the state bought them. This museum is worth a stop if you are in Carson City.
Baldwin Locomotive Number 23
Inside a Baldwin Steam Locomotive showing the valves
Top of Steam Engine
Front of Steam Engine at museum; Below engine which would have worked on Nevada's railroads