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Railroad Museum picks up steam for Fourth

History will come to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City during the five-day celebration of Independence Day. Visitors can ride a train pulled by steam locomotive No. 25 June 30 through July 3, and photograph significant cars on special outdoor display including the fully restored McKeen motor car. On the Fourth of July, the rare McKeen motor car will operate on the rails offering passengers rides all day.

In addition, the historic and visually stunning 1875 wood-burning steam locomotive Inyo will operate at the museum for classic photos Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Train rides are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The museum's interpretive center and museum store will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for visitors to enjoy before or after their train trips. Outdoor exhibits are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Daily all-inclusive museum admission and unlimited ride tickets for adults are $12 for Saturday through Tuesday, $16 on Wednesday; tickets for ages 12 to 17 are $5 Saturday through Tuesday, $10 on Wednesday; tickets for ages 4 to 11 are $3 Saturday through Tuesday; $5 on Wednesday. Admission and rides are always free for children age 3 and younger.

For more information, call (775) 687-6953 or go to the Nevada State Railroad Museum at

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 12, 2012 11:24AM Published Jun 12, 2012 11:18AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.