McKeen car on the back forty. V&T Motor Car #22 takes a trip around the museum's loop track, seen here on the west side, where the vegetation and terrain look just a bit more rural than els... (more)
Headin' for Reno. With a little careful framing, you can almost imagine the V&T #22 "Inyo" out on the main line, making her way north from Carson City to Reno. That's Engineer K... (more)
It fits!!....just barely. V&T Motor Car #22's Motorman leans out of his cab waiting for his car to be turned on the NSRM Turntable, in preparation for returning to quarters for the night. ... (more)
All that's left from the "Last Spike" consist. Although the May 10th, 1869 completion of the first transcontinental railroad was a seminal moment in the history of the United Stat... (more)
McKeen Car on Parade. The NSRM's restored V&T Motor Car #22 makes one of several runs around the museum's loop track during the morning "Parade of Trains" on July 4th weekend in 2... (more)
Stepping off.... The V&T's 10-Wheeler #25 kicks off another morning "Parade of Trains" as she leaves the Wabuska Depot and heads out onto the museum's main line loop. Waiting in... (more)
Bound for Carson City. Looking resplendent in the morning sunshine, V&T #22 "Inyo" heads south toward Carson City with a short passenger train. Photographed in this location at ... (more)
V&T #25 on the table. V&T 10-wheeler #25 positions herself on the Nevada State Railroad Museum's "Armstrong Turntable", which will shortly be turned to put her on a lead that will... (more)
The ever stunning "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Probably, my favorite exhibit here.
Working hard upgrade, the bark of V&T 29's exhaust echoes across the canyon below Gold Hill. It's safe to say that the grave of James Stile is quite familiar with the voice of the Iron Horse; the ... (more)
Digging into the steep grade above Mound House, V&T 29 is working hard to overcome the pull of gravity- even with only two cars.
Glistening in the afternoon sun, Virginia & Truckee 25 backs out of the shop yard and onto the main at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
Passing the 1869 depot at Gold Hill, the excursion from Virginia City rounds the curve and attacks the mountains once again.
Pinch-hitting for 29 after a mechanical problem sidelined her in Virginia City, D-1 brings the Saturday train back down the mountain to Eastgate.
Paired with an original Virginia & Truckee combine, 4-4-0 #12, "Genoa" is on display inside an 1884 Phoenix Bridge Company truss bridge at the California State Railroad Museum. Both &qu... (more)