2018 Summer-Fall Adventures travel blog

Ticket to Ride

Old Engine #25

Engineer on our Ride

McKeen Motor Car 22 - one of 4 still in existence, only...

Paula in Motor Car 22

Honor Guard Preparing to Post the Colors

Virginia & Truckee #22, Inyo or Brass Betsy, still operates on select...

Number 18, the Dayton, no longer operable.

Paula in Motorcar #22, notice porthole-like windows

One of the cars restored.

Highway Art at US Hwy 50 and State Rt 395

Another Oldie

Korean War Veteran


Our plans today were to drive up to Virginia City (of Bonanza fame) to check out the town and the chili cook-off going on this weekend with some from friends that live here but stay in AZ in the winter. However, this morning, Pam got a call that her brother had passed away yesterday evening. So, we went to plan B.

Plan B was to check out the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The museum has severaal locomotives on site that have been used in several movies. Some are the standard 4'8 1/2 " gauge and others are narrow gauge 3 ft.

We took a short train ride around the museum property and learned a little of the history of old locomotive #25, originally a coal burner, then a wood burner, and finally converted to oil to heat the water in the boilers for the steam driven engines.

There is a lot of old railway equipment that cannot be restored, but makes good replacement parts.

Today is Armed Force Day, so the Museum had an honor guard to present the colors before the train started its short run.

The Brass Betsy has been in several movies and television shows. Her last appearance was on Wild, Wild West (Robert Conrad).

It has been a good day again today!




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