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Proposed Visitor Center, Nevada Souhern Railway

The Last Spike and the First Glimpse of the new Nevada Southern Railway

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On Friday morning April 27 Robin and I visited Boulder City and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, home of the Nevada Southern Railway. The little depot on Yucca Street was just coming to life when...
Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night...

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Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious...

Sparks: A Town of Two Times

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by Wendell Huffman   Sparks was created in the early 20th century as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s modernization of the Central Pacific line across Nevada. The old division point at Wadsworth, where trains were...
Death Valley Railroad motor car No 5 02

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part III

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By Stephen E. Drew, Chief Curator (retired) California State Railroad Museum   Nevada Motor Cars Part I Nevada Motor Cars Part II The self-propelled passenger car, or motor car, was the savior of early 20th-Century railroad branches and...
The Dam Railroad, or how the railroad that built Hoover Dam became a railroad museum

The Dam Railroad, or how the railroad that built Hoover Dam became a railroad...

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by Peter Barton  In late December 1928 the United States Congress authorized construction of the Boulder Dam Project, the largest single civil engineering project conceived up to that date.   To build the dam, they first built...
Bellagio Conservatory

Nevada Correspondence – December 2015

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In this edition: Baker, Carson Valley, Las Vegas(2), Lincoln County, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Weso              
Union Pacific locomotives near Weso

Railfanning Correspondence – December 2015

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Railfanning in Weso   This month's railfan dispatch is all about watching trains in Weso, Nevada.  Wait, where?  If you try locating information about Weso on the the internet, you will be hard pressed to come up...
Milo's sidewalk cafe, Boulder City Nevada

A Visit to Boulder City, February 2014

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We are doing ourselves a big favor by visiting Boulder City in February. It is the perfect cure for a Comstock winter, if you’re not going to Belize. When we are snowed in and battling...
Piper's Opera House

NevadaGram #69 – The World Comes to Virginia City

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What They're saying About Us The Boston Globe Visits Laughlin. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. On Friday May 18, the world of...
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