“featuring Engine 5”
The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum is a transport museum and heritage railroad located in Nevada City, California. The museum offers a collection of railroad artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad, the railroad that operated in Nevada and Placer Counties from 1876 until 1942. Exhibits include Engine 5 which appeared in many movies, and various pieces of restored rolling stock. Short excursions on board a variety of railroad equipment are offered in the museum's rail yard. The county’s first steam automobile and displays of local aviation history are also presented. Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era. Visitors are offered a docent-led historical tour of the museum, rail yard, and restoration shop. Exhibited in the main gallery is Engine 5, an 1875 Baldwin that began service hauling lumber, then passengers and freight for the NCNGRR, and finally as a movie engine at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The rail yard houses a collection of wooden rail cars, some restored, others awaiting their turn in the restoration shop. The shop is usually a busy place with volunteers doing rolling stock maintenance and other restoration projects. The museum's Gift Shop offers visitors a choice of many railroad-related items.
This was an interesting stop. They know their trains and the work they do in restoration is great. They work totally on donations and it shows that those that work there love what they do.
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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum
- Sun - Tue, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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