Virginia & Truckee's two operational steam locomotives simmer outside the engine shop after a hard days work.
Virginia & Truckee's #18, former McCloud River, leads a small freight past a short siding in Gold Hill, NV passing the remnants of an old mining structure just behind.
V&T #29 proceeds northbound with a short freight heading west around one of the many horseshoes curves spanning the line. They say the shortest point between two locations is a straight line, tho... (more)
Double header on the V&T at Gold Hill - One of my favorite vistas along the line and a favorite photo from a two day charter with Lerro Productions at the V&T featuring former Longview, Por... (more)
Paralleling Homestead Road to the right, V&T #29 heads north with a freight bound for Virginia City, NV. Just ahead is the State Route #341 overpass which spans a cut where Tunnel #5 (also known ... (more)
It is possible that amusement park rides such as "The Whip" of 1914 and the "Wild Mouse" of the 1960's were inspired by the V&T - a line proclaimed to be the "crookedest shortline in America". Th... (more)
Virginia & Truckee 2-6-0 #20 "Tahoe"
This 2-6-0 Mogul was built in 1875 by Baldwin in Philadelphia, PA for the V&T in Nevada. The engine originally burned wood but was converted to co... (more)
On a frigid February morning in the Nevada desert, a steam powered V&T freight climbs the grade out of Carson City en route to Virginia City, NV. Having "logged" an unimaginable number of miles, ... (more)