CARSON CITY, Nevada – After being closed for two months due to flood damage, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, reopened it’s doors on Saturday, March 4.
The museum had been closed since Jan. 8 due to significant damage from floodwaters that inundated the property, damaging the tracks, fire roads and a number of buildings.
“The museum would like to thank the community, our visitors and volunteers for being patient with the staff and the State of Nevada while we worked to reopen the museum,” said Dan Thielen, museum director. “We would have liked to have been open sooner, but sometimes it does not work out as expected. ”
During the months of January and February, property restoration and professional cleaning crews worked to dry out and clean the Interpretive Center, which contains some of the museum’s best-known rolling stock – including the fully restored 1875 steam locomotives the Glenbrook and the Inyo. The center also includes educational displays and the museum store.
Clean-up and restoration operations are continuing on the rail beds and the annex, which stay closed, likely until spring.
“We hope to have the roadbed repaired soon and trains operating in May 2017,” said Adam Michalski, curator of education. “Please watch our website and our Facebook page (Facebook.com/nsrmcc) for the upcoming 2017 Operating Schedule.”