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Nevada State Railroad Museum Hosts Annual Santa Train

Santa TrainA ride with Santa aboard historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment will help get the holiday off on the right track when the Nevada State Railroad Museum hosts its 23rd Annual Santa Train on December 11 and 12.  The Santa Train excursion is being offered at a special discounted price of $3.00 per seat.

The Santa Train 
Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nevada State Railroad Museum
2180 South Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 687-6953

“The Railroad Museum welcomes families to continue or create a special tradition by enjoying the Santa Train,” said Curator of Education, Frank Ackerman. “This event is a fun and inexpensive way for kids and families to meet Santa and experience a piece of Nevada history.”

The Santa Train is a holiday treat for the entire family.  Rides feature a visit with Santa and candy canes for all good little boys and girls. In addition, the fully restored McKeen Motor Car will be open for tours in the museum’s interpretive center. While children to age 18 are admitted to the museum free, regular museum admission charges will apply for adults. Also enjoy the visiting exhibit by photographer Shen-Chih Cheng. It’s a modern-day look at California and Nevada sites along the first transcontinental railroad.

While taking part in the holiday celebration at the museum, be sure to shop for that rail fan in your family at the museum store.  The store is stocked with railroad books, clothing, toys and many unique Nevada specialty items. The store provides a 10-percent discount, Saturday and Sunday only, to Santa Train riders who show their tickets.  The museum store staff is ready to assist in helping find the perfect holiday gift.

The museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Drive. Look for the yellow train station and red water tank at the entrance to the museum grounds. For more information, please call 775-687-5953.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency 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 Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives, and Nevada Arts Council. For more information, visit the department’s website at

November 23, 2010
Contact: Frank Ackerman 775-6953 ext. 224
Teresa Moiola 775-687-8323