Special steam train event Oct. 12-13 in Carson City

V&T steam locomotive No. 25 will run Oct. 12-13 in Carson City. Photo provided by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs

V&T steam locomotive No. 25 will run Oct. 12-13 in Carson City. Photo provided by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs

 

 

 

CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will offer a special run of the V&T steam locomotive No. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. Normally operated only on summer holiday weekends and for the Santa Train, No. 25 will be out this weekend, giving visitors a rare opportunity to ride the rails and photograph the equipment in fall splendor.

“After canceling the Labor Day trains because of unhealthy air from the big forest fire in California, we are so happy to be able to offer this special run for the community,” Frank Ackerman, Nevada State Railroad Museum director, said. “We hope rail enthusiasts from all over will get a chance to experience this kind of history in action.”

Visitors also are invited to explore the museum’s interpretive center, where the story is told of how the railroads were built and their role in the state’s development in the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum store offers literature and railroad merchandise for historians and rail fans of all ages.

Train rides cost $8, $4 children ages 4-11. The museum is at 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. Details: 775-687-6953.

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Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Commission on Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada.

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