Surviving Railroad Depots of Nevada, presented by Jean-Guy Tanner Dubé

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March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Doors open at 6:00pm. Presentation at 6:30pm. Admission is $8 and free for museum members and ages under 18.

Nevada’s railroad history is long, rich, and varied. Nevada’s rail history dates to 1868 when the Central Pacific Railroad reached the state building east from Sacramento, California. In the century and a half since, the Battle Born state has been served by a handful of railroads, the largest including the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Western Pacific and many narrow gauge railroads. One aspect of their legacy is the railroad depots and facilities built to serve local communities. A century ago, there were hundreds of depots dotting the state, today, a mere 28 passenger depots survive in Nevada! Some are threatened, some are preserved. From Amtrak stops to museums; homes to a brewery; businesses to tourist railroads. Ride the rails as we journey to each and see how they looked in their prime days of rail service and learn their current use and status today.

Awarded the national Leicester B. Holland Prize for 2017 by the National Park Service and Library of Congress, author, architectural draftsman and historian Jean-Guy Dubé has studied Southern Pacific depots since 1983. He is the author of “Railroad Depots: A Southern Pacific Collection”. Mr. Dube lives with his family in Gardnerville, was 15 years with the architectural firm of Appleton Partners, LLP, and now works for the State of Nevada. He is a member of the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Southern Pacific Historic and Technical Society and multiple museums and depot preservation efforts. Following the lecture, he will be glad to answer your depot related questions.

More information about Dube’s book and blueprints can be found on his Etsy store.


Adam Michalski
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