Welcome to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

About Us


Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad 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.


Exhibited in the main gallery is Engine 5, an 1875 Baldwin that began service hauling lumber, then passengers and freight for the NCNGRR, and finally as a movie engine at Universal Studios in Hollywood.


The rail yard houses a collection of wooden rail cars, some restored, others awaiting their turn in the restoration shop.


The shop is usually a busy place with volunteers performing rolling stock maintenance and other restoration projects.


Our Gift Shop offers visitors a wide selection of items for railroaders of all ages.