Returning to Virginia City
The Virginia and Truckee "Genoa" sits on display at the California State Railroad Museum, this engine last ran in 1979
The Virginia and Truckee "Empire" sits on display at the California State Railroad Museum
With the the State Route 341 Overpass just ahead, a northbound V&T freight is but a few hundred yards from making its entrance into Virginia City on a crystal clear February afternoon.
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)
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)
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)
V&T 29 exits Tunnel 4 on it's way to Virginia City
Former McCloud 18 nears Gold Hill, NV
V&T 29 doubleheads with former McCloud 18 near Virginia City, NV
V&T 29 storms pass the original Gold Hill Depot.
V&T 29 moves freight upgrade near Haywards.
McCloud 18 worls upgrade as viewed from atop the south portal of Tunnel 4
McCloud 18 exits Tunnel 4 near Virginia City, with the montains of northern Nevada in the background.
McCloud 18 worls upgrade at Gold Hill, Nevada