Nevada Railroad Museum

Locomotive Glenbrook at Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

Locomotive Glenbrook Under Steam at Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

by Wendell Huffman After slumbering for 90 years, the locomotive Glenbrook is once again under steam, blasting its whistle just a few miles from where it ran in 1875. The Glenbrook is a narrow gauge 2-6-0 locomotive which first operated on the railroad of the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company, a company ...
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Sparks: A Town of Two Times

Sparks: A Town of Two Times

by Wendell Huffman Sparks was created in the early 20th century as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s modernization of the Central Pacific line across Nevada. The old division point at Wadsworth, where trains were dispatched, crews changed, and locomotives were serviced, was being bypassed by a significant realignment of the railroad, and a new ...
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The Nevada Company’s cannonball safe with the door closed and its combination-lock’s dial in place.

Berlin and the Cannonball Safe

by Adam Michalski Transporting valuables in modern times is relatively easy.  Armored vehicles, utilizing reinforced bodies and bullet-resistant windshields while traveling on paved roads, deliver cash between banks or jewels to jewelry stores.  In the 1890s, however, transporting cash, gold, and silver was much more difficult, especially in remote Central Nevada.  There were few railroads ...
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