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Nevada State Railroad Museum

Boulder City, NV, USA
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About Nevada State Railroad Museum
A railroad museum that offers train rides on weekends at 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, and 2:30PM (except July and August); You may also ride in our caboose and in the cab of the locomotive (some restrictions). The ride lasts approximately 40 minutes and runs from Boulder City to Railroad Pass and return. There are other engines and equipment on static display around our pavilion. There is also a model railroad car with Lionel and HO gauge equipment running. There is also a 7.5" gauge (1/8 scale) scale railroad with approximately 2500 ft of track that operates on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. We also have StoryTime trains for kids of all ages on the 3rd Saturday of the month. During December we run Santa Train and Pajama Train, call for more information on all trains.
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Dennis B wrote a review Dec 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada129 contributions3 helpful votes
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This is a nice place to visit though I’m guessing it would be better after the pandemic . There is a layout of small gauge track (I’m guessing 7-1/2”) but that was not running. For a fee there are peddle cars where you ride the tracks to the end and an actual train brings you back.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jaime C wrote a review Dec 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada57 contributions5 helpful votes
An experience worth taking, especially for kids. So much history in railroads. Dont forget your cameras.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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John S wrote a review Jun 2019
Altoona, Pennsylvania214 contributions46 helpful votes
We were passing through the area looking for things to do when we stumbled upon the museum. Great little place to see for train enthusiasts and non-train enthusiasts. We were here on a Thursday, so the train was not running. But, we received individualized tours on the mail car and the passenger car that is being restored. We also had access to all of the rolling stock they had. You can tell the people working here love what they do and really enjoy sharing the stories of the railroad when you come to visit.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Frank C, Restoration specialist at Nevada State Railroad Museum
Responded Jun 29, 2019
Thank you so much for your review of our rail museum. Yes, we do love what we do, we love trains, and we are in therapy for that, meaning we would like to have more great people like you visit us.
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Taylor B wrote a review Apr 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,565 contributions5,380 helpful votes
There are railroad museums and there is the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, Nevada. Located at 601 Yucca Street, a 30-minute drive south of the Las Vegas Strip, it is located on the tracks that were installed to support construction of Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1936. How's that for a historic note? Open from 9 to 3:30 daily, the museum has four operational diesel locomotives and three steam locomotives on display. In addition, there are passenger cars, cabooses, baggage and postal cars and lots of railroad history. The focal point of the museum is the passenger excursion train that uses historic railroad equipment to navigate a seven-mile, 45-minute round trip. The ride features a former Union Pacific EMD GP30, No. 844 locomotive that weighs 125 tons and has a turbocharged V-16 engine that develops 2,250 horse power. And you're enjoying the scenery in the comfort of original Pullman coaches of the 1930s. Opened in 1985, the Nevada State Railroad Museum also showcases as Union Pacific No. 264 locomotive that was built in 1907, a GE 25-ton diesel locomotive used at the Nevada Test Site to haul nuclear powered rocket engines in the 1960s, a GE 80-ton diesel locomotive built in 1953 that also transported rocket engines at the Nevada Test Site, a baggage and postal car built by the Pullman Company in 1911, a Pre-Harriman Non-Common Standard Class Caboose built in 1882 and used until 1962 and a Hard Top Open Air Passenger Car built in 1914.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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HeyNow-Hank wrote a review Feb 2019
Coquitlam, Canada166 contributions253 helpful votes
The regular ride is $10 for adults. Kids from 4 - 11 are $5. Kids 3 & under are free. The ride is about 35 minutes in genuine Pullman coaches from the 1930s. The train runs on Saturdays and Sundays only. The whole thing is a delightful activity for families or train buffs. If you want to UPGRADE your experience, you can ride in the LOCOMOTIVE (which is a modern diesel version) for $35. That will give us something to look forward to the next time we visit! Boulder City is a very easy 40 minute drive from Las Vegas. It's a rare "company town" that has survived, and even thrived, to this day.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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