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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: 410920

California Log Hog. The new Virginia & Truckee Railway's afternoon dead-head from Mound House to Virginia City charges off the fill around the Overman pit, on a late summer afternoon. The ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Virginia City Train
Photo Date: September 02, 2012


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Added: Oct 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 410826

Steamscape: Overman Pit. A V&T Passenger Train crosses the spectacular fill at Overman Pit en route to Virginia City, barely 30 minutes before alpine sunset. When a Nevada State Commission ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Virginia City Train
Photo Date: September 02, 2012


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Added: Oct 01, 2012

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Photo ID: 410422

Steamscape: Gold Hill, Nevada. Here's a 2012 look at the historic mining town of Gold Hill, Nevada. Located barely a mile south of Virginia City, this town was a mecca of mining and miner... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 29
Train ID: 3PM Gold Hill Train
Photo Date: September 02, 2012


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Added: Sep 28, 2012

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Photo ID: 410212

V&T Survivor: Inyo. Of the six 4-4-0 American Locomotives that served the legendary Virginia & Truckee Railway, four survive, but only one is still operational. Built in 1875 by the Baldwi... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 22
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 31, 2012


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Added: Sep 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 409671

Your Hand on the Throttle. The Virginia & Truckee Railway's high-stepping 10-wheeler passes the Nevada State Railroad Museum's Water Tower, with a young lad looking on. Perhaps some day, h... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 25
Train ID: Special
Photo Date: September 03, 2012


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Added: Sep 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 409565

V&T Survivor: McKeen Motor Car #22. The Virginia & Truckee's McKeen Motor Car was capable of carrying 54 passengers as well as baggage express. The passengers were carried in two cabins, ... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: McKeen Motor Car
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 22
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 03, 2012


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Added: Sep 18, 2012

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Photo ID: 409562

V&T Survivor: McKeen Motor Car #22. In an effort to cut costs and reduce the need for steam-powered passenger trains, the Virginia & Truckee purchased a 70 foot long McKeen Motor Car in 191... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: McKeen Motor Car
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 22
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 03, 2012


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Added: Sep 18, 2012

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Photo ID: 408994

V&T Survivor: Number Twenty Seven. In 1913, the Virginia & Truckee purchased its last new locomotive. Like its most recent purchase six years earlier, this last engine was a 60-ton Baldwin... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 27
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 02, 2012


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Added: Sep 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 408905

V&T Survivor: Inyo. One of four of the Virginia & Truckee's fabled 4-4-0s that survived the railroad's demise is #22, Inyo. Built in 1875 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 22
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 31, 2012


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Added: Sep 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 408783

V&T Survivor: Number Twenty Five. From the line's inception in 1869, to its demise in 1950, the original Virginia & Truckee bought a total of 27 brand new locomotives. Twenty four of those... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Carson City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 25
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 02, 2012


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Added: Sep 10, 2012

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Photo ID: 390226

Alpine Sunset at Scales. Literally minutes from losing the late afternoon sunlight over the peaks to the west, the V&T's Locomotive 29 and her pretty trainset take their last bows for the L... (more)

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


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Added: Feb 22, 2012

Views: 3,630
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Photo ID: 390225

Steamscape - Crown Point. The scene you are looking at is perhaps one of the least attractive, yet most historic on the V&T's Virginia City Line. It is the location of two structures that w... (more)

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


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Added: Feb 22, 2012

Views: 5,732
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Photo ID: 390013

Lotsa Curves? You bet! To borrow a line from Curt Massey's Petticoat Junction Theme, the V&T Virginia City Line does indeed have lots of curves. In fact, back in the day, it was known as t... (more)

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


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Added: Feb 20, 2012

Views: 3,485
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Photo ID: 389985

Tunnels to Virginia City - Part 2. A V&T Passenger Train from Carson City to Virginia City exits the west portal of Tunnel Number 2 on a sunny afternoon in February. Of the 6 tunnels that... (more)

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


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Added: Feb 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 389971

Bypassing Tunnel #3. With a short passenger consist in tow, Virginia & Truckee Locomotive #29 hammers upgrade past the remains of Tunnel #3 and toward the west portal of the still-extant Tu... (more)

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


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Added: Feb 19, 2012

Views: 3,540
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Favorited: 15
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