Monday, June 11, 2012

Carson City Railroad Museum Hosts Celebration

Five days of train festivities conclude on Independence Day.

History comes to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City during a five-day celebration of Independence Day, June 30-July 4.

Visitors can ride a train pulled by steam locomotive No. 25 on Saturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 3 and photograph significant cars — on outdoor display for this special event — including the fully restored McKeen motor car. On the Fourth of July, the rare McKeen will operate on the rails offering passengers rides all day.

In addition, the historic and visually stunning 1875 wood-burning steam locomotive Inyo (pictured) will operate at the museum for classic photos Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Train rides are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The museum’s interpretive center and museum store will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for visitors to enjoy before or after their train trips. Outdoor exhibits are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Daily all-inclusive museum admission and unlimited ride tickets for adults are $12 for Saturday through Tuesday, $16 on Wednesday; tickets for ages 12 to 17 are $5 Saturday through Tuesday, $10 on Wednesday; tickets for ages 4 to 11 are $3 Saturday through Tuesday; $5 on Wednesday. Admission and rides are always free for children age 3 and younger.

For more information, call 775-687-6953, or visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum website at See more photos on Flickr.

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