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Truckee Railroad Museum
Truckee Railroad Museum is located next to the historic railroad station in downtown Truckee. This adds historical significance to the area, as the caboose is from the Southern Pacific Railroad and was used in the area. Paint for the caboose matches the original SP paint scheme. Inside the museum are stories, pictures, recreations, and railroad artifacts depicting the impact of railroads in the formation and development of Truckee. The First Transcontinental Railroad, Logging Railroads, and Tourism by Rail all played an important part in Truckee’s history.
Hours of Operation...
Are dependent upon availability of docents
Next to the historic train depot in Downtown Truckee.
Inside the museum, Truckee Railroad Museum begins to tell the story of railroads in and around Truckee and their impact on the Town. From the initial survey parties for the First Transcontinental Railroad, through the variety of logging railroads, and on to the tourist, commuter, and freight railroading of today, railroads have been an integral part of Truckee.
Below is the layout and exhibits.
The new Truckee History-Railroad Museum Vision
Bringing Truckee Railroad History to Life!
Truckee Railroad Museum rolling stock:
Below: Rolling stock at their home in Truckee.
Truckee Donner RR Society received a donation from Dobbas of the 160 ton steam-powered Bucyrus Erie crane which has been sitting in the Truckee yard for 15-20 years. It has a long history handling railroad wrecks in the Truckee area. It will be the largest anchor in our growing cast of static displays, outweighing considerably the Rotary snowplow. The donation was the result of efforts by Jim Hood, Don Davis, Bob Bell and Nelson Van Gundy.
Map to the Museum
The 1605 has arrived!
Brown Hoisting Machinery Company Crane has arrived!
Caboose has arrived!
Rotary Snow Plow
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