Brief: railroad program open to public

The public is welcome to "Snow and Railroad Operations in the Sierra," a free program at 7 p.m. at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Speakers Rick Cachola and Nelson Van Gundy will illustrate their talk.

While modern machinery and methods have improved the railroads' snow-fighting capabilities, Sierra snowfalls can still reach several hundred inches annually, putting severe strain on men and machinery alike.

The Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum presents a free educational program the second Wednesday of each month. Upcoming talks will cover the demise of the Virginia and Truckee railroad and the creation of the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

The museum is on South Carson Street at the intersection of Fairview Drive. Call John Frink at 687-6953.


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