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Photo ID: 523930

Paralleling Homestead Road to the right, V&T #29 heads north with a freight bound for Virginia City, NV. Just ahead is the State Route #341 overpass which spans a cut where Tunnel #5 (also known ... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 568
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Photo ID: 523911

Virginia & Truckee No. 29 captured with a fast freight in a pan at 1/8th in Silver City, NV.

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 712
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 523853

It is possible that amusement park rides such as "The Whip" of 1914 and the "Wild Mouse" of the 1960's were inspired by the V&T - a line proclaimed to be the "crookedest shortline in America". Th... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 672
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 523822

Leased power at the V&T:: California native Mikado, McCloud River Railroad #18, is seen here at Gold Hill, NV, blasting through Tunnel 4 with a freight bound for Reno, NV on a beautiful Win... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 436
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 523783

McCloud River No. 18 serves as motive power for a freight captured here at Scales just west of Silver City in American Flat, NV. At one time there were, in fact, scales located here used to weigh... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 19, 2015

Views: 893
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 523770

V&T engines, first #18 and finally, #29, are brought inside the engine house at the end of a busy workday.

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: MCR 18
Train ID: Lerro Charter
Photo Date: February 05, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 19, 2015

Views: 454
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 523674

An early morning V&T freight led by former McCloud River #18 leads a freight north climbing the grade over a fill at the east end of Overman Pit en route to Virginia City. This massive, open-pit ... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 19, 2015

Views: 632
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Photo ID: 523667

A V&T freight led by McCloud River #18 progresses north at American Flat around one of several horseshoe curves along the line. It's easy to lose your way along the the V&T, a line proclaimed to ... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 18, 2015

Views: 742
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 523636

Gold Rush!!!

Virginia &Truckee #29 (former Longview, Portland & Northern Railway #680) leads McCloud River #18 in a double-header over a pass at Gold Hill, NV, in a race to Virginia Cit... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 18, 2015

Views: 1,291
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Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 523571

McCloud River Railroad #18 on the V&T

Former Northern California transplant, McCloud River Railroad 2-8-2 #18 heads north having charged through Tunnel #4 with a freight bound for Virgi... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 18, 2015

Views: 888
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 523520

V&T #29 at Tunnel #4

Former Longview, Portland & Northern Railway #680 blasts out of the east portal of Tunnel #4, also known as "The Yellow Jacket Tunnel", with a freight bound for Vi... (more)

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


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 17, 2015

Views: 782
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 523517

V&T Bay-Window Caboose No. 50

Built in 1916, this Ex-Western Pacific Railroad bay-window caboose was acquired by the "new" V&T in 1977 and sees regular service on the line's tourist tra... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Silver City, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: VT 50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 06, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 17, 2015

Views: 933
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 523249

Virginia & Truckee 2-6-0 #20 "Tahoe"

This 2-6-0 Mogul was built in 1875 by Baldwin in Philadelphia, PA for the V&T in Nevada. The engine originally burned wood but was converted to coa... (more)

Railroad: Virginia & Truckee
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: VT 20
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 16, 2015

Views: 732
Comments: 2

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 523206

W.T. Smith Lumber Co. Heisler No. 10.

This 2-Truck Heisler was built in 1918 by Heisler Locomotive Works in Erie, PA for the W.T. Smith Lumber Co. #10 at Chapman, AL. Later it saw ser... (more)

Railroad: W.T. Smith Lumber Co.
Locomotive: Heisler
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: WTSL 10
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 15, 2015

Views: 666
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 523205

Enterprise Lumber Co. Shay No. 4

This 3-Truck Shay was built in 1906 by Lima Locomotive Works for Enterprise Lumber Company in Simms, LA. It also spent time at the Cherry River Boom &... (more)

Railroad: Enterprise Lumber Co.
Locomotive: Shay
Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: ELC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 15, 2015

Views: 752
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5

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