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Virginia & Truckee
Images from the reconstructed Virginia City Branch as well as a look at some of the surviving locomotives of the original V&T
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Photo ID: 471388

A tale of 7 tunnels: The former Tunnel #5! The old V&T Virginia City Branch included 7 tunnels, 5 of which lined the route from Carson City to Virginia City. The last of these, and ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 471248

Glory Days. In a scene reminiscent of the glory days of the V&T, Locomotives 29 and 18 charge out the east portal of the "Yellow Jacket Tunnel", pouring gorgeous plumes into the desert sky.... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 471235

First light over Scales. Morning cloud cover filters the mid-winter sunrise over Scales as the former McCloud River Railroad Mikado #18 hauls a cut of freight cars north toward Gold Hill an... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silver City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 470714

Steamscape: Gold Hill. Both of the new V&T's steamers combine their muscle to haul a freight up the last mile and a half from Gold Hill to Virginia City on a chilly winter day. McCloud #18... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 470589

Sunrise over Scales. Pre-dawn snow showers give way to clearing skies over Nevada's Comstock Region, as a V&T Freight winds its way north over the "crookedest shortline in America."

The ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silver City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 470588

Dear God, have mercy on me. The mountains are so high and my train is so small.

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 05, 2014


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Added: Feb 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 470494

Steamscape: Historic Virginia City. You are looking north toward the very reason for the existence of the original Virginia & Truckee Railroad. This is Virginia City, Nevada. Built at 6,200... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 04, 2014


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Added: Feb 19, 2014

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Photo ID: 470480

Historic Gold Hill Depot. Located only just a mile or so south of Virginia City is another relic of the Comstock mining boom: The town of Gold Hill. Unlike Virginia City, Gold Hill is jus... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill , Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 04, 2014


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Added: Feb 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 470378

Steamscape: American Flat. A Virginia & Truckee freight heads compass west with the vast expanse of desert known as American Flat as a back-drop. The run from Carson City to Virgina City ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: American Flat, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 05, 2014


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Added: Feb 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 470359

A tale of 7 tunnels: Tunnel #3 The reborn Virginia & Truckee Railroad puts on a display of mountain muscle as Locomotives 29 and 18 double-head a short freight past the remains of Tunnel #3... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 470235

A tale of 7 tunnels: Tunnel #4. The Virginia & Truckee's Locomotive #29 bursts out of the east portal of Tunnel #4 with a freight headed for Virginia City.

Known as the "Yellow Jacket ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 05, 2014


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Added: Feb 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 470211

Steamscape: The Overman Pit. A V&T Freight, en route to Virginia City, Crosses the high fill on the edge of the Overman Pit, just after dawn on a cold winter morning.

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Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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Added: Feb 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 432482

Steamscape: American Flat. The Virginia & Truckee Railway's Virginia City Train runs north (compass west) around the horseshoe curve, above the long-abandoned mill complex known as American... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: American Flat, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Virginia City Train
Photo Date: February 08, 2012


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Added: Apr 15, 2013

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Photo ID: 431909

Historic Gold Hill Depot. The V&T Train from Mound House pulls away from the historic Gold Hill Depot, bound for Virginia City, roughly a mile and a half to the north. In the late 1800s an... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: Virginia City Train
Photo Date: February 08, 2012


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Added: Apr 10, 2013

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Photo ID: 411612

Wheels, Rods, Lights and Mirrors: The California State Railroad Museum's dazzling display of V&T #13 "Empire" looks like something borrowed from a Detroit Auto Show.

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Locomotive #: VT 13
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 04, 2012


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Added: Oct 10, 2012

Views: 4,438
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