Ramblings of a Techno-Viking

Nevada State Railroad Museum -- Carson City

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is on Business 395 (Carson St) south of downtown Carson City. Open Thursday-Sunday, 9-5. Admission is $6, train rides (weekends/holidays) are extra. Many of the trains have been restored to close to original condition, most of the displays are inside either in the main building or the annex. One of the volunteers gave me a tour of the annex, showing off the trains used to give rides and other cars and engines. This museum is doing a good job of preserving history, rather than watching it decay as I have seen too often.

Posted Saturday 26 October 2013 19:14 UTC
Last edited Saturday 26 October 2013 19:14 UTC


As you may have noticed in prior pictures, there is now a beige Chevy Tracker following my around. The 4wd models of the tracker (also sold by Geo and Suzuki) is towable 4-down. Mine is a 2002 4-door model with over 160k miles, but both the inside and outside don't look it. Unfortunately it did need some engine work, which delayed me for a few weeks in Medford. The tow bar I had installed is a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain. The bar in the front of the car does come off, but since I did not plan on driving it much in the few days I stayed where I took the pictures I did not bother.

It snowed while I was at this BLM land in the eastern Sierras. The reason I chose this spot is the hot-spring fed pool shown to the right, one of several in the area. If you want directions ask me, I am deliberately not publishing the exact location.

Posted Tuesday 29 October 2013 23:44 UTC
Last edited Tuesday 29 October 2013 23:44 UTC