Nevada Southern Railroad Museum

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Nevada Southern Railroad Museum

Nevada Southern Railway is a railroad museum in Boulder City, Nevada operated by the Nevada State Railroad Museum which is an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

The railway is operated by the Nevada State Railroad Museum and is located on the tracks that were installed to support construction activities at the Hoover Dam.[1] The state obtained the tracks and right of way from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1985.

Heritage railroad[edit]

The museum operates a heritage railroad which offers passenger excursion trains using historic railroad equipment on a 7-mile, 45 minute round trip. Operations began in 2002 and the museum also offers the opportunity for passengers to ride in the locomotive cab and to operate trains.[2] For serious railfans, this ride features a preserved former Union Pacific EMD GP30, number 844, which at one time necessitated the renumbering of steamer Union Pacific 844 to Union Pacific 8444.[3] The museum hosts a dedicated group of volunteers who on the second and fourth Saturdays, July and August excepted, provide free rides on the 7 1/2" gauge railroad. Miniatures are 1/8th full size and accommodate children and adults easily. The layout is in a constant state of progressive evolution.

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Coordinates: 35°58′13″N 114°51′24″W / 35.97028°N 114.85667°W / 35.97028; -114.85667