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Nevada State Railroad Museum
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Good experience with young children. Train ride was fun, fairly short, very comfortable. Kids enjoyed the free ride through the bone yard.

Thank ABH335
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of two such museums - the other is in Carson City, in northern Nevada. This facility has a number of old steam engines and railcars on static display (there is a weekend diesel short haul excursion next door), as well as a large number of unrestored rolling stock waiting for the funds to be refurbished. Of particular interest is the small yellow diesel-electric switch engine with the logo "Jackass and Western" on it's side. This was one of four locomotives that were used to haul nuclear-powered rocket motors from their assembly site to the test cell at the Nevada Test Site some 75 miles north of Boulder City. This was a promising 1950's project that was shelved because of other priorities.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

It is always fun to find bits of a state's history and a small hidden gem when you expand your horizons. This lovely museum and train ride was a combination of both. Run by volunteers who lovingly care about trains and their place in Nevada history, this is a fun family attraction. Open on the weekends you can board some restored Pullman cars pulled by a restored steam or Diesel engine. The ride is about seven miles back along the Boulder Highway to the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino. Knowledgeable guides provide history and information as you go. An added attraction is the 10 minute ride into the train yard to see the cars waiting to be restored, if money becomes available. Also, one weekend a year (in April) a group of re-enactors use the train to put on an authentic Wild West show including a robbery off the train. It's very fun. Cute gift shop and train cars to see on the tracks.

Thank Sandy U
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

weekends only if you want to ride on the train. very helpful and informative volunteers keep this attraction open.
Little gift shop also operated by a very helpful lady volunteer.Calenders and water sold on the train. We had a glorious sunny day and really enjoyed our little trip out of vegas.

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Trains were running on weekends only but we highly enjoyed the train museum. Wish there were more to it..

Thank Marilee A
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