Railroad Rhythms – Annual Performance by Fremont Elementary’s “Little Toots” PDF Print

 Free Concert at the Nevada State Railroad Museum

 Febrary 2, 2010

CARSON CITY, Nev. –  Fremont Elementary School teacher Sandra Irvin’s second grade student chorus, the “Little Toots,” will present a program of railroad-themed music on Monday, February 8 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.  This event will start at 7:00 p.m.useum February 8.

“The Little Toots performance has become a much anticipated annual event at the Nevada State Railroad Museum,” said museum curator of Education Frank Ackerman.  “Not only does it offer a fun and entertaining evening, it provides an opportunity to pass railroading history on to the younger generation.”

Railroad Rhythms
Free Performance by Fremont Elementary 2nd Grade Chorus
Monday, February 8, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.
Nevada State Railroad Museum
2180 S. Carson Street (U.S. 395 and Fairview), Carson City
(775) 687-6953 –

The nation’s railroads have been celebrated in song since the first rails were laid on the east coast in the 1830s.  Myths, legends and humor have all contributed to the rich heritage of this music which has been handed down through the years.  Such music describes the trials and tribulations of the railroader’s life, such as building track, getting the train in on time and dangers ‘round the bend.  The hobo life has contributed to this genre as well.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum operates steam-ups with historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment on selected weekends throughout the year.  The museum also participates in scholarly efforts, such as the annual Nevada Railroad History Symposium held in Carson City each fall.  Open daily from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Drive.  A yellow train station and red water tank at the entrance to the museum grounds are landmarks.  For more information, please contact John Frink at (775) 687-6953.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven museums of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.  The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council.  For more information, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.

February 2, 2010
Contact: Lara Mather 775-687-6953
Teresa Moiola 775-687-8323