Volunteer Information

Volunteers Needed

We have become so popular the existing volunteer staff needs help. If you can give us just a few hours a week it would be very helpful.

We need folks in the restoration shop, museum proper, gift shop, web and social media. If you already have a skill that you would like to use, we will put it to work. Like to learn new skills? We'll train you. 

We are only an hour from Sacramento and it's a nice place up here in the pines.

Drop us an email or call during business hours, or use the form to the right.

The Museum exhibits a collection of railroad and aviation artifacts, photographs, and documents for visitors and historians alike.  Exhibits include the NCNCRR Engine 5, rolling stock, an early steam automobile, and other examples of Nevada County’s transportation history. Our Gift Shop offers railroad-themed books, toys, gifts, clothing, and other collectibles. 

Rides on one of our restored railbuses are offered also beginning April 28th  but only on Saturdays. .

Welcome to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum


Sierra Narrow Gauge Conference

June 7-10, 2018 at the museum.

Click the button below for registration materials or more information.

Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era.  Visitors are offered a docent-led historical tour of the museum, rail yard, and restoration shop. There is no admission charge.