Virginia and Truckee Railroad

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The Virginia and Truckee Railroad was a short line railroad built during the Big Bonanza years of the Comstock Lode. It was created to carry ore, passengers, goods and materials up and down between Virginia City and Carson City. Later it was extended to Reno to meet with the Central Pacific's Transcontinental Railroad, and later still a branch line was built to the Carson Valley.

Operations began in 1869 and ceased in 1950. In 1976 a tourist railroad under the same name began operating in Virginia City, and later extended the line to Gold Hill. Currently a state agency is overseeing reconstruction of the line all the way down to Carson City, for tourism purposes.

Much of the historic V&T equipment that still survives is owned by the State of Nevada, and is on display at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

History

Full article: History of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.

1875 Runaway Train Collision

Equipment

Locomotives

No. Name Type Year Status Notes
1 Lyon 2-6-0 1869 Scrapped
2 Ormsby 2-6-0 1869 Scrapped
3 Storey 2-6-0 1869 Scrapped
4 Virginia 2-6-0 1869 Scrapped
5 Carson 2-6-0 1869 Scrapped
6 Comstock 2-6-0 1870 Scrapped
7 Nevada 2-6-0 1870 Scrapped
8 Humboldt 2-6-0 1870 Scrapped
9 I.E. James 2-4-0 1870 Scrapped
10 Washoe 2-6-0 1871 Scrapped
11 Reno 4-4-0 1872 Damaged On display at Old Tucson Studios.
12 Genoa 4-4-0 1873 Restored On display at the California State Railroad Museum
13 Empire 2-6-0 1873 Restored On display at the California State Railroad Museum
14 Esmerelda 2-6-0 1873 Scrapped
15 Aurora 2-6-0 1872 Scrapped
16 Ophir 2-6-0 1872 Scrapped
17 Columbus 4-4-0 1873 Scrapped
18 Dayton 4-4-0 1873 Restored On display at the visitor's center at Virginia City.
19 Truckee 2-6-0 1875 Scrapped
20 Tahoe 2-6-0 1875 Restored On display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
21 J.W.Bowker 2-4-0 1875 Restored On display at the California State Railroad Museum.
22 Inyo 4-4-0 1875 Operational On display at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
23 Santiago 2-6-0 1876 Scrapped
24 Merrimac 2-6-0 1876 Scrapped
25 (1st) Unnamed 4-4-0 1889 Scrapped
25 (2nd) Unnamed 4-6-0 1905 Operational On display at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
26 Unnamed 4-6-0 1907 Destroyed
27 Unnamed 4-6-0 1913 Restored On display at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
5 (2nd) Unnamed 4-6-0 1925 Scrapped

See also: Category:V&T Locomotives

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