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Labor Day celebration with V&T at Railroad Museum
by Tribune Staff
Aug 26, 2011 | 712 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located at 2180 S. Carson St., will be celebrating Labor Day weekend with Virginia & Truckee (V&T) railroad in the movies featuring equipment from used by Paramount, 20th Century Fox, MGM and RKO movie studios at the museum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The 1875 wood-burning locomotive Inyo, McKeen Motor Car and the regular steam train powered by V&T locomotive #25 will all be in operation on Monday. Train rides will be available on the regular steam train and on the McKeen Motor car.

Visitors are invited to watch the classic films “The Harvey Girls” and “Young Tom Edison” in the museum engine house and see the real stars of the movies — the trains — at the museum. “The Harvey Girls” will be shown at 6 p.m Sept. 3 and “Young Tom Edison” will be shown at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4.

There will be new exhibits open in the interactive center along with movie memorabilia, model trains and behind-the-scenes experiences. Visitors are also invited to enjoy a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Barbecue food and drinks will be available for purchase during the day and popcorn during the movie presentations. A suggested donation of $5 is requested. The event is open to the public.

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