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Hard Top Open Air Car

The Open Air Passenger Car is of Heavyweight design. It has three axles (six wheels) on each truck instead of the two axles per truck used for the enclosed passenger cars. To give the car a smooth ride when it was in passenger service, the floor is several inches of

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Head End Power (HEP) Car

The Head End Power Car was created because our locomotives were designed to operate as yard switchers or with freight trains. They do not have the power generation needed by passenger trains for things such as lighting, air conditioning, and announcement systems. The Head End Power car was originally a

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Caboose Refurbishment

The Nevada Southern Railway caboose was rolled out for display for the first time in conjunction with the TTOS (Toy Train Operator’s Society) special run on 8 April 2006. The exterior restoration has been completed. Interior restoration is underway. The new sub-floor and the fabrication of the new doors and

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Davenport

You have probably noticed the odd-looking little locomotive sitting on the side track at the museum, and wondered about its history and reason for being on exhibit. The plaques on its side tell part of the story, but there is more to be learned about the Dinky’s history and its

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NSRM #6264 Steam

UPRR #6264 Baldwin-Built Harriman Standard 2-8-0 This “Common Standard” Consolidation type steam locomotive with its 57” drivers was one of the four types of steam engines developed by the Associated Railroads in the first year of its locomotive program. The “Associated Railroads” consisted of the Southern Pacific, Chicago & Alton,

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Locomotive L-2, GE-25 Ton

Thursday November 11th, 2010, the GE 25-Ton locomotive arrived at the Museum here in Boulder City on a “lowboy” trailer. At the Nevada Test Site in the 1960’s, the locomotive was used to haul nuclear powered rocket engines. When the program became dormant, the locomotive was “mothballed”. Once the radiation

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Locomotive 1000, Type NW2

Locomotive Number 1000 was designed by Richard Dillworth and was built by the Electro-Motive Company in 1939. It is a type NW2, and was the demonstrator for this new class of yard switching locomotive. The 1,000 horsepower NW2 demonstrator, originally numbered 889, arrived at UP property in Omaha for a

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Locomotive L-3, GE 80 Ton

Wednesday March 14, 2006. the GE 80-Ton locomotive arrived at the Museum here in Boulder City on a “lowboy” trailer. While it looks as though it is traveling on its own power, it is actually just rolling off of the trailer, restrained by a winch. At the Nevada Test Site

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Locomotive 844, Type GP-30

Locomotive Number 844, a type GP-30, was built in 1963 by the ElectroMotive Division of General Motors, and ran on the Union Pacific. It was donated to the Museum, and refurbished in Union Pacific colors. It weighs approximately 125 tons, and has a turbocharged V16 engine that develops 2250 horsepower.

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