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Small but charming

This is just another example of why Truckee is such an awesome town. The Museum is very small but... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
ppark0927
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Unique, Informative Museum in Downtown Truckee

As we were browsing shops in downtown Truckee, we stopped to visit the Truckee Railroad Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
TravelFamily2015
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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This is just another example of why Truckee is such an awesome town. The Museum is very small but what is there is interesting and worth a look. It is free but they love donations. I believe they are only open Saturday and Sunday but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

As we were browsing shops in downtown Truckee, we stopped to visit the Truckee Railroad Museum. Located inside a historic Southern Pacific caboose, the museum includes small, educational exhibits and has free admission. It is open on the weekends and is located adjacent to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TravelFamily2015
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A small museum in a old caboose. Much packed in a small space, the volunteer was most helpful in answering questions and sharing experiences.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Pierre S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

See the real railroad equipment and the models shoeing some of the snow removal equipment . Takes five to 20 mins and has a volunteer available to tell stories.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RogerPsz
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Many interesting historic photos of the severe winter challenges the railroaders faced, some of the historic building in town remain but most burned, visit on summer Thurs when the main street is blocked and farmers market/craft booths are set up with plenty of music, food...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank SamB29
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

If you are in Truckee and you care at all about trains you should stop by. Right at the train depot in an old caboose, very cool and lots of train info from a bunch of dedicated volunteers.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 1Truckee
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very interesting railroad museum. The Docent was very helpful and enthusiastic. The pictures and exhibits were very good.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Yesterday, a Tuesday, my teenage son, a railway buff, wandered over to the train car that serves as the museum. Even though we had read it was only open Saturday and Sunday, he ran into Nelson and Ed, two of the museum's volunteers, who were...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank KBGCSG
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely for railroad buffs and historians. Well preserved station which is still in use. Some of the original furnishings in the station is very well preserved. A quick short stop to learn so much about the railway. Put this stop on your list...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank PatC492
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Cute little museum in a railroad car. Pretty nice history of the railroad and Truckee. Railroad was how the town was built due to the transcontinental railroad crossing through the area. The society has purchased a number of old rail cars and will eventually restore...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank calsun99
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