Ironhorse Rail Camp

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June 6 - June 9

Join us for Ironhorse Rail Camp 2024, Thursday June 6, through Sunday, June 9, 2024. Have a unique opportunity to personally experience living history by learning to operate period railroad equipment in an environment that focuses on crew integration, interpretation of railroad activities, and safety.

Participants will operate a steam locomotive, Virginia & Truckee #25, and two vintage motor cars, Virginia & Truckee #22 McKeen car and the #401 Edwards Car.

In addition to the hands-on operation of equipment, participants will learn other crew duties such as conductor and brakeman. Individuals will prepare the equipment for the day’s activity and conduct the maintenance required for operations. You will get dirty. Individuals need to be able to climb, work in confined areas and be able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds over uneven ground. All participants MUST be at least 18 years old AND have a valid drivers license.

Included in the camp tuition is a one-year membership to the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, gloves, engineer’s cap, all materials and handouts. Morning coffee & rolls and lunch will be provided daily. Also covered is a dinner on Saturday evening for the participant and one guest.

For more information, contact  To register for the Ironhorse Rail Camp Visit the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum website.


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