Welcome to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

​​​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 now closed for the Winter. Will resume May, 2018

Winter Hours Have Begun
Nov. 1 - May 1, 2018
Saturday - Sunday only, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
School and group tours on other days by appointment


Christmas at the Railroad Museum 
Saturday - December 9, 2017 - 10am-3pm

The Christmas Party on the second 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 1,200 people dropped by to see Santa.


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


Winter Hours
Nov 1, 2017 – May 1, 2018
Saturday and Sunday only
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
School and group tours on other days by appointment

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