Boulder City, NV, NV State Railroad Museum, Hoover Dam, Union Pacific, Nv Southern Railway

Nevada Southern Live Steamers

The Nevada Southern Live Steamers is a large-scale, outdoor model railroad located at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, Nevada. We operate trains powered by a variety of “live” steam engines or replica diesel-electric locomotives on a 7.5” gauge track.  Started in 2011, our railroad is built, maintained,

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Boulder City, NV, NV State Railroad Museum, Hoover Dam, Union Pacific, Nv Southern Railway, Ellsmere, Wagner Palace Car,

Ellsmere

Ellsmere – Basic History Ellsmere was built in December of 1899 for Dr. William Seward Webb, then president of the Wagner Palace Car Co of Buffalo, New York.  This was the last passenger car and a private business car built by Wagner as in 1900 the company merged with the

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Boulder City, NV, NV State Railroad Museum, Hoover Dam, Union Pacific, Nv Southern Railway

Dining Car

A 1949 ex-Union Pacific Dining Car has completed its restoration. Permanent tables are now set up and 48 people can be accommodated for birthday parties and private functions. The recent project included the restoration of the original tables (below) and the acquisition of formal dining chairs – twelve tables of

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Boulder City, NV, NV State Railroad Museum, Hoover Dam, Union Pacific, Nv Southern Railway

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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