Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trip to Sparks, Nevada - Pt 5 Nevada State Railroad Museum 1

This trip wasn't about playing tourist and bettina wanted to get back home to the baby granddaughter but we did make one a couple of concessions. The first was to deliberately drive back to Vegas using a different route. Instead of retracing our steps we headed south to Carson City and stopped by the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The museum is certainly not one of the biggest you'll ever see but there are some absolute gems in its collection which we'll see in the coming days. It might be best to cover this in three separate parts:

The grounds outside the buildings
Jacobsen Interpretive Center (Main Display Hall)
Annex (Maintenance Shed)

The pictures are a combination of Bettina's, Shelly's, and Mine. Train guys love photos of trains from all angles and so we'll present as many as we can. We arrived at the museum on Monday, Oct 13th but had we gotten there a day earlier we could have seen the trains running around the track that encircles the museum. Oh well, hopefully we'll have another opportunity to go there.

Enjoy! Opa Fritz, Oma Bettina, Tante Shelly

Museum particulars:

2180 South Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Phone: 775-687-6953
Fax: 775-687-8294
Open Thursday - Monday,  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Admission is $6 for adults, Museum members and children under 18 are free.
and of course they have a facebook page which shows more shots of the engines and rolling stock

Heading to the parking spot.

Standing in the parking lot looking behind us toward the entrance


There are some interesting wagons at the museum entrance

The main display hall, called the Jacobsen Interpretive Center

Virginia & Truckee RR (V&T) 4-6-0 No. 25

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