The V&T Steam Line-Up. During our 2020 Lerro Productions Charter on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, we were fortunate to be able to get a quick look at both of the line's steam engines tog... (more)
Out of the Tunnel: A photo freight rolls out of Tunnel 2 on the reconstructed Virginia & Truckee. Restoring this tunnel was one of the most expensive projects in the reconstruction project.... (more)
Way Above: V&T number 29 approaches Gold Hill station with a freight consist in tow.
Through the Curve: V&T number 29 passes through an S curve on a portion of the reconstructed Virginia and Truckee Railroad. This freight train was operated as part of a Lerro Productions ph... (more)
Into the Tunnel: A Photographer's photo freight extra climbs the grade toward Virginia City on the old Virginia and Truckee. The train is approaching tunnel number 4 on the railroad.
Up Grade at Gold Hill: Number 29 passes the Gold Hill depot with a freight train as a curious bystander looks on. This scene was part of a Lerro Productions photo charter.
Through the Tunnel and up the Mountain: V&T number 29 thunders out of tunnel number 4 on the old Virginia & Truckee as it hears upgrade toward Virginia City during a Lerro Productions photo... (more)
Steam and the Sierras
It's a long hard climb from the valley floor up to Gold Hill. One could watch a train for nearly an hour as it struggles with the grade. And who could im... (more)
Virginia & Truckee's two operational steam locomotives simmer outside the engine shop after a hard days work.
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)
V&T engines, first #18 and finally, #29, are brought inside the engine house at the end of a busy workday.
The "V" in V&T. A southbound V&T Freight departs the little city on the hill that puts the "V" in V&T. This is the legendary Virginia City, once known as the "Ri... (more)
Returning to Virginia City
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)