Nevada County People: Christensen honored at railroad museum
November 17, 2009
John Christensen celebrated his retirement at a place he loves: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum.
Christensen is a founder of the Nevada County Historical Society’s railroad museum in Nevada City, where he served as chairman of the board for 21 years. He was instrumental in obtaining Engine No. 5 from Universal Studios in 1985, which led the establishment of today’s museum.
On Saturday, more than 80 guests gathered at the museum to celebrate Christensen’s retirement after 28 years as an emergency room nurse for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and his 35 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
Trending In: Local News
- Randy Hansen, facing child sex accusations, wants search warrant quashed
- Gold panning at Bridgeport begins today
- Five Yuba River swimming holes to beat the summer heat in western Nevada County
- Repairs to PG&E canal expected next week; NID says fix comes just in time
- California neighborhood flooded: Residents floated through the streets on rafts and paddleboards laughing
- Penn Valley woman accused of trying to mail suspected drugs to prison
- Search continues for Jordan Rose, who went missing in November
- John Drew: The truth about Centennial Reservoir and the Bear River
- Railbus 97 restored and ready to ride at Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
- Nevada County banker stepping away after half century in the business