Up in the rafters was the third place winner of the local adult soap box derby held here some years ago. This beauty was sponsored by the museum.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
After a great breakfast of muffins, fruit and coffee, we headed out to the local all-volunteer narrow gauge railroad museum for a docent-led tour. The railroads here were used to transport supplies to the mines in the area as well as a connection to the transcontinental railroad in nearby Colfax. During the World War, the government shut down all the mines so workers and supplies would be used towards the war effort. That was the end of the narrow gauge railroad. This small museum now works to restore the cars and tracks they have acquired.