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Stagecoach Replica

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Even though the railroad became the predominant mode of travel by the late 19th century, rails often only connected major towns and centers of commerce and industry in Nevada. Getting to smaller communities or towns not yet connected by rail required a tiresome overland journey by stagecoach. This 5/8 scale replica of a Wells Fargo stagecoach demonstrates the limited amount of freight and passengers that could be carried over roads, and why railroads were necessary for the transport of goods and materials.

This exhibit is on loan from the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association.

Other Exhibits

Hoover Dam Construction

The construction of Boulder City and Hoover Dam was such a massive undertaking that it took three railroads to make it possible. The Los … Read More

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Nevada: Built By Rail

From the day it achieved statehood on October 31, 1864, through to the present day, railroads have been vital to the economic development of … Read More

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Amtrak Locomotives

The museum currently has two Amtrak locomotives on temporary loan from Dynamic Rail Preservation. These locomotives continue the narrative of passenger rail service in … Read More

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