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August 13, 2014. By Steven Slivka of the Boulder City Review.
Greg Corbin, director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, is leaving for Carson City, the place where his career started 33 years ago.
Corbin, 61, will become the new director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Northern Nevada after 16 years as director in Boulder City. It’s the final stage of a long museum career that Corbin had no intention of pursuing when he first got a job at the Carson City museum in 1981.
He said he enjoyed seeing the train tracks as a kid in Sacramento, but never would have guessed that one day he would become director of a railroad museum.
Corbin spent three years as a state park ranger in Lake Tahoe, but his refusal to relocate to desolate locations prevented him from moving up in the system.
“I got married,” Corbin said, laughing. “When you work in the state park system and you want to advance, you have to be able to move to some pretty remote parts of the state. I had to find something that kept me at home.”
So, putting his family first, Corbin landed a job at the Carson City Railroad Museum instead of hitting the road as a park ranger. It was the unscripted beginning to an “accidental” career.
“It wasn’t by design,” he said. “It was just some place I found myself.”