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Railroad Museum offers steam train and motor car rides



CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada State Railroad in Carson City offers a full operating schedule of steam trains and motor car rides during the month of June. Visitors will ride aboard an historic steam train or the museum’s fully restored Edwards Motor Car.   

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City – June 2010 Excursion Schedule: 

Saturday, June 5          Edwards Motor Car     
Sunday, June 6             Edwards Motor Car 

Saturday, June 12        Edwards Motor Car    
Sunday, June 13           Edwards Motor Car 

Saturday, June 19        Steam Train – V&T No. 25     
Sunday, June 20           Steam Train – V&T No. 25

Saturday, June 26        Edwards Motor Car 
Sunday, June 27           Edwards Motor Car 

Trains depart from the historic Wabuska Depot at the museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. 

The Edwards Railway Motor Car Company was formed in the early 1920s by Harry P. Edwards to construct gasoline-powered railcars, or “doodlebugs” as they were commonly called. The cars were marketed primarily for shortline and branchline service. 

Motor Car fares are $4.00 for adults 12 and up; $2.00 for children 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and under.  Fares for steam-ups are $5.00 for adults 12 and up; $3.00 for children 4 to 11 and children 3 and under ride free.

 The Nevada State Railroad Museum is open Friday through Monday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Drive. For more information, please call (775) 687-6953. 

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven museums of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.  The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council.  For more information, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.

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