Nevada State Railroad Museum
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City operates a heritage railroad which offers train excursions, and railroad history and exhibits. The passenger excursion train is a 45-minute round trip from the Museum station. The historic railroad line was known as the Boulder Branch and was used by the Union Pacific Railroad to transport equipment and supplies for the Boulder Dam Project in 1931.
Backstory and Context
The Museum recently added two locomotives to its collection, marking a milestone as the locomotives were the first pieces of equipment to arrive at the museum on their own wheels since 1993, made possible by a new bridge over Interstate 11. Formerly owned by Amtrak, one of the locomotives was used by Amtrak for the Desert Wind run between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
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