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.