Colfax Railroad Days  (UPDATE: Colfax Railroad Days has been rescheduled to 2017)

The Narrow Gauge ran from Nevada City to Colfax, a trip of 22.5 miles. 

Each year the Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society and the City of Colfax

celebrate the town’s railroad history during a two-day “Colfax Railroad Days”. 

Our volunteers staff a booth at the annual event to represent the Museum,

support our neighbors, and encourage public’s interest in railroading.

See their website for more information: Colfax Railroad Days

What's Happening at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Welcome to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Spring into Summer Book and Art Sale     (A Big Success!)

Friday thru Tuesday - May 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2016

The five-day sale offers great prices on beautiful, gently used railroad-themed books.  There are hundreds of titles available for historians, hobbyists, and book sellers.  All used books are priced at $5.00 or less.  Included for sale are framed original photographs and artwork that many collectors love to browse through.

The Gift Shop is offering 10% off on selected new books!​

Summer Hours Begin
May 1 - October 31, 2016
Friday - Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Holidays
School and group tours on other days by appointment

Christmas at the Railroad Museum 
Saturday - December 3, 2016 - 10am-3pm

The Christmas Party on the first Saturday in December draws hundreds of children to the brightly decorated museum for an opportunity to visit Santa Claus and receive a gift. The event is filled with family fun and refreshments. Door prizes are awarded every hour plus a raffle and silent auction. Last year more than 1,000 people dropped by to see Santa.

It'a great day for the whole family, we hope to see you here.

Winter Hours
Nov 1, 2016 – Apr 30, 2017
Saturday and Sunday only
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
School and group tours on other days by appointment

Ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 on 30-minute trip from the NCNGRR Museum, through the beautiful new Inn Town Campground, to the Northern Queen Inn and return.  The route passes the ruins of the New Mohawk Mine along Gold Run Creek and parallels the original roadbed of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (1876-1942).

Admission is free.  However, donations are encouraged and Railbus 97 can operate only through the support of its passengers.

Railbus Operations - June through October.   Saturdays only, weather permitting

Yard Sale 2016  (Record Sales - Thanks to All!)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - August 5, 6, & 7, 2016 

​​​Our annual three-day indoor/outdoor Yard Sale is always a huge success.  We hope to see you again this year for more bargains and more fun!