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January 21, 2020

Gallery and Forum Restored

By: Andrew Brandon

This is a long overdue post. Six months late in fact. After being broken from a software update, the gallery and forum are one again functional. There are still a few minor issues to resolve.

In the gallery, some thumbnails are still broken or have been replaced with white squares. There may also be images linked off-site that are not working. I will get them all corrected in time. At some point in the future the gallery software will be replaced. For now

The forum is working correctly again. The remaining issue is with the old template, so it currently does not match the rest of the site appearance.

A number of updates and adjustments are coming to the site. Stay tuned!

February 19, 2019

Gallery & Forum Down

By: pcngadmin

The Gallery and Forum are currently unavailable while the site is going through software upgrades. We’ll be working to restore the sections of the site as soon as possible.

January 13, 2018

Sierra Narrow Gauge Conference: 2018

By: pcngadmin


Presented by the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

Co-Hosted by the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Historical Society Inc.

Come join in for 4 days of Narrow Gauge presentations and activities as we explore the NG Railroads that once roamed the high mountains and lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range. Through presentations and hands on activities we will venture into the history of these railroads and discuss such topics as the locations, structures, equipment, and the people that kept it all on track.

We will also talk about modeling these NG lines and conduct a model show where you can bring your favorite NG modeling projects to show off.

You will be able to examine and inspect up close the many pieces of NG equipment that the museum has on location and can even get a opportunity to ride in one of the restored West Side Lumber Company logging cabooses.

There will be Steam, 2 Rail Cars, and WS Plymouth activity, rides and switching in the yard. We will once again hold our West Side Lumber Company day with all West Side activities and the West Side Restoration Tri-Tip and Chicken BBQ.

Some of the Presentation Topics:

West Side Lumber Company Railroad
Lake Tahoe Railroads
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
Modeling Narrow Gauge
Restoration of Narrow Gauge Equipment
Sierra Valleys Railway
Stanislaus Railway Lumber Flumes
Logging Trestle Construction
Verdi Lumber Company

and much more…

The conference will commence on Thursday June 7th at 1:00 PM with registration and introduction and end on Sunday June 10th at 1:00 PM and will be held on the grounds of the NCNGRR Museum located at
#5 Kidder Ct. in Nevada City, Ca.

The conference will be limited to 130 attendees so register early!

Download Registration Form in PDF Here.

October 17, 2016

Southern Pacific #18 Under Steam

By: Andrew Brandon

On Saturday October 15th Southern Pacific #18 moved again on her own for the first time in 62 years. This comes after six years of hard work performed by the volunteers of the Carson & Colorado Railway.

The Carson & Colorado Railway group has posted a pair of video of the locomotive under steam on Instagram.

Southern Pacific #18 Under Steam Video 1.

Southern Pacific #18 Under Steam Video 2.

Southern Pacific #18 Full Steam.

Trains Magazine: Southern Pacific No. 18 Steams Again.

#18 now resides at the Eastern California Museum in Lone Pine where a display building will be constructed for the locomotive. On special occasions it will be operated on the site using 1200 feet of track that will be built in the future.