As luck would have it we found a rail event in nearby Carson City on our first weekend in Northern Nevada. It was Nevada Day and the event was held at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. We had visited the museum in 2007 for another excellent event.
This event featured the restored 1910 McKeen rail motorcar. It is the only operating one of its kind. The other is stationary in Alaska. This car operated from Reno to nearby Minden Nevada from 1910 to 1945 hauling passengers, mail and some freight as an economic alternative to full rail service. Its art deco design is absolutely beautiful. And we enjoyed a great ride.