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Get on track at Railroad Museum’s Open House

For children and adults alike, trains hold a certain fascination, promising travel, excitement, scenery and fun.

If you can’t go on an actual train ride, you can go to The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum’s open house Saturday in Nevada City to celebrate its third anniversary. Families can enjoy the museum, live music, antique cars, food vendors, a horse-drawn wagon ride and a visit to the shop where railroad equipment is restored and maintained. A recently reconstructed rail bus will take visitors around. The piece d’resistance is the historic Engine No. 5, which is on display alongside other examples of early transportation.

Part of the Nevada County Historical Society, the museum is dedicated to the preservation of transportation history in Nevada County and is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers who started with an empty building and created an outstanding museum.



This free, day-long (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) event is at 5 Kidder Court (Directions: Gold Flat exit off Hwy. 49, to Hollow Way, to Bost Ave.). Contact the museum at 470-0902; by e-mail: contact@ncngrrmuse um.org; or on the Web at http://www.ncngrrmuseum.org.


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