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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...

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part II

By Stephen E. Drew, Chief Curator (retired) California State Railroad Museum   Nevada Motor Cars Part I Nevada Motor Cars Part III The self-propelled passenger car, or motor car, was the savior of early 20th-Century railroad branches and...
Brazilian Fire Eater

Nevada Correspondence – September 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Reno, Smith Valley, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Verdi Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel...
21st Century Wagon Train, Tonopah-bound

NevadaGram #12 – August All Around Nevada, Love Note to Beatty and Cowboy Salt

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler is now at the printer. Getting it there took all our August traveling time, so this Trip Report is a melange of items from around the...
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