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Narrow Gauge Museum Celebrates Tenth

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend. The museum will be holding an open house tomorrow (Saturday) with free refreshments, music, tours, and rail bus rides. Although the museum is ten years old, getting the museum built has taken a lot longer than that. Madelyn Helling was among the first to get the museum effort started…

Listen to Madelyn Helling

The narrow gauge railroad consisted of 22 miles of track from Colfax to Nevada City, and ran from 1876 until 1942. Treasurer Al Dittmann says the government closed the mines during World War Two, and the railroad was abandoned…

Listen to Al Dittmann

But the museum does have Engine Number Five, and lots of cars from that era. The Open House is from 10am-4pm at the Museum, located off the Gold Flat exit on the Golden Center Freeway.

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