The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railway Museum has voted to bring its historic, 1875 Engine #5 (AKA “Tahoe”) back to life under a 5-year plan, we have learned. The railroad engine is a fixture inside the museum, including at its annual “Christmas at the Railroad Museum” celebration.
“The more support we can generate for this restoration will depend on how fast we can actually carry out this much awaited event,” wrote restoration manager John Christensen on the Museum’s Facebook page tonight. The boiler will come one from the Tahoe’s sister engine, Glenbrook, at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. ” Much thanks to the Nevada State Railroad Museum for helping us acquire this much needed boiler,” he added.