Tourist & Museum Railways in
Nevada Northern Railway 2-8-0 #93 at work on the
railway’s Keystone Branch.
- Carson & Mills Park Railroad 2 ft (610 mm) gauge
miniature railway about 1¼ miles (2 km) in length, located in Mills Park,
Carson City. Operates weekends and some weekdays from late May to
- Key Holidays
operate the Reno Fun Train and Sierra Scenic Train, private
cars attached to Amtrak services between Emeryville CA and Reno, offering
meals and entertainment.
- Nevada Northern
Railway East Ely to Ruth (7 miles, 11 km) or East Ely to McGill
(16 miles, 26 km) on the tracks of Great Basin & Northern.
Standard gauge, steam or diesel hauled. Operates various days
throughout the year, daily from April to September.
- Nevada Southern Railway Boulder City to Railroad
Pass, about 3½ miles (5.6 km). Standard gauge, diesel hauled.
Operates most weekends throughout the year.
- Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City. Train
rides on a short length of line in the museum grounds. Standard gauge,
steam hauled train or rail diesel car. Operates weekends and holidays
from May to September, and for special events in October and December.
Explorers (Las Vegas Division): railbikes (electrically assisted
pedal powered rail speeders) on the route of the Nevada Southern
Railway. Riders may travel both ways by railbike, or on certain trips
choose to travel outwards from Boulder City to Railroad Pass by
railbike and return by train. Operates most weekends and some
weekdays throughout the year.
- Virginia & Truckee Railroad Carson City to
Virginia City, about 13 miles (20 km); an extension of about 4 miles
(6 km) to downtown Carson City is proposed. Short out and return
journeys from Virginia City to Gold Hill are also offered. Standard
gauge, usually steam hauled at weekends, diesel hauled on Fridays.
Operates Fridays to Sundays, late May to October, and for special