The Great Western Steam Up Celebrates 150 Years of Railroad History

Start 2022-07-01 07:00 AM

Visit Carson City

end 2022-07-03 07:00 PM

Location: Carson City, 2180 S. Carson Street

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad at the Great Western Steam Up July 1-4, 2022 in Carson City at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. This event will be the largest reunion of existing Virginia & Truckee locomotives assembled in over 75 years; over 10 operating steam locomotives representing six historic Nevada railroads will give visitors the chance to step back in time. Enjoy family-friendly activities such as train rides, steam locomotive displays, “lost art” demonstrations such as blacksmithing and knife making, music, food and more. 

This event offers experiences to dive into the culture and history of the area and the opportunity to explore all that Carson City has to offer, just a short drive away from Lake Tahoe. So, whether you’re a railroad enthusiast or more of a novice, grab your ticket and prepare to board!

Event tickets can be purchased online at


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