Up in Carson City, an antique relic from the year 1910 has come back to life. The McKeen motor car – which covered more than 500,000 miles when it ran between Reno and Minden from 1910 to 1945 – now runs for tourists at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The motor car went through many iterations after it retired – even serving as a restaurant diner. Now it’s been nominated as a National Historic Landmark. We talk with the museum curator about what makes the motor car so special, and why people love trains so, so much.
Wendell Huffman, Curator of History, Nevada State Railroad Museum