The Great Western Steam Up

The Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 S Carson St., Carson City, NV

July 1 - 4, 2022

All Day Event

May 23 @ 4:08 pm

Friday, July 1 – Monday, July 4, 2022, Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the completion of Nevada’s famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad with an exciting pageant of steam locomotion, train rides, food, live entertainment, “lost art” demonstrations, and more!

Fun for families and railroad enthusiasts.

Ride behind visiting narrow- and standard-gauge steam locomotives, watch the daily pageant of the steam locomotive, view historical vehicle and equipment displays, enjoy local food trucks, listen to live entertainment, interact with handcraft vendors, and more!

View the largest reunion of existing Virginia & Truckee locomotives assembled in over 75 years, including the famous Reno, No. 11.

OVER 10 operating steam locomotives representing six historic Nevada railroads, including:

  • Southern Pacific Narrow Guage No. 18, the “Slim Princess”
  • Eureka & Palisade No. 4, Eureka
  • Santa Cruz Portland Cement No 2, the Chiggen
  • Bluestone Mining & Smelting Heisler No. 1
  • Nevada County Narrow Guage No. 5 (formerly Tahoe)Carson & Tahoe
  • Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co., Glenbrook
  • Virginia & Truckee No. 22, Inyo
  • Virginia & Truckee No. 25
  • Cortez Mining Co. Anne Marie

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