Historic trains showcased this weekend

Reported by: Terri Hendry
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Updated: 7/04/2014 10:29 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you might want to check out the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Through the Fourth of July weekend, admission includes unlimited train rides. This gives you the chance to see and experience several different types of historic trains while they are in action.

One of the trains being showcased is Engine #22, also known as the Inyo. The steam locomotive will be on the tracks from 9 to 10 a.m. through the weekend. "The Inyo comes out once a year," said Museum employee Felicia Archer. "It's a steam locomotive dating back to 1875. It operated in Nevada as a working piece of equipment. We have it inside the museum most of the year but on the Fourth of July it comes out and will be out on the 5th and 6th as well."

The Inyo has lots of fans, including Carson City resident Wayne Walters. "I love #22. I remember when it was in the parade a few years ago. It's just gorgeous. I like to see all the work they do restoring and keeping everything alive and bringing back history."

Another train being featured is be the self-propelled McKeen motor car. Carson City residents Jim and Vicki Jackson said they could not wait to ride it. "We just moved up here last November," said Jim. "We just joined the Museum Society and love the trains. We saw this on the news this morning so we came down to have some fun!"

Archer said the events this weekend provide great family fun. "Children can just get the sense of what it was like to see, smell, these pieces of equipment. It's really a fabulous experience."

Archer added that supporting events like this weekend help the museum all year long. "We have a lot of really good year long programs that depend, very much, on the support of the public that comes and buys tickets to events like this one."

The museum is located at 2180 South Carson Street. Tickets for the day are $15 for adults; $10 for museum members; $5 for children ages 3-17; and free for children ages two or younger. The museum is open from 9 a.m until 5 p.m.

For more information, call 775-687-6953 or visit their website.
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