Steam train runs Friday and Saturday

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will run the historic steam train this weekend.

Avoid the crowds and chaos of post-Thanksgiving shopping and take an old-fashioned ride aboard historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment on Friday and Saturday.

The train departs from the Wabuska Depot every 40 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the depot and are cash or check only, just like back in 1905.

Fares are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and up, $3 for kids 6 to 11, and children 5 and younger ride free.

For information, call the museum at 687-6953. The museum is located on South Carson Street at Fairview Drive.

For those tired of turkey leftovers, the Elks BPO Carson City Lodge will be selling fresh-made hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages all day long.

While at the museum, visit the Museum Store and fill the Christmas wish list. A large selection of books, railroad related gifts, toys and games for kids, adults and train aficionados are available. In addition, the museum store will have holiday specials Friday through Monday.

The store is open every week Friday through Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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