V&T 29 prepares to enter Tunnel 4, the Yellow Jacket Tunnel, on its journey back to Virginia City from Gold Hill. Normally the 29 would be handling the weekend Carson City to Virginia City runs, h... (more)
V&T 29 blasts out of Tunnel 4, the Yellow Jacket Tunnel, on its journey back to Virginia City from Gold Hill. Normally the 29 would be handling the weekend Carson City to Virginia City runs, howev... (more)
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