September 8th, 2015

Wig Wag

Two Days, Two Train Museums: Our Day at the NSRM

On Sunday, we went over to Carson City to the Nevada State Railroad Museum and spent part of the afternoon. I got us going later than I hoped, so we only got to spend a couple of hours there.

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We had an entertaining afternoon at the museum, for only the cost of driving over to Carson City as we are museum members. As I mentioned yesterday, I offered to make the Labor Day weekend a "staycation rail trifecta" by riding the Virginia & Truckee Railroad on Monday, but the first two days of railfanning were enough and instead we were responsible homeowners and worked around Fernley House doing cleaning chores.

It is pretty nifty having two decent railroad museums (one of which, Portola, bills itself as the largest by area in North America) within an easy drive of our home, a historic route (the V&T) also nearby, and of course the ongoing show right across the street from our house.