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Sparks: A Town of Two Times

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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...
Martin Hotel Winnemucca Nevada

NevadaGram #188 – Meet Me at the Martin, Nevada Calendar for March

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In the summer of 2004 a man and his wife set out from Maine, heading west for their new life in Nevada, and on the way the wife suffered a cracked tooth. Despite her...
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Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part III

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By Stephen E. Drew, Chief Curator (retired) California State Railroad Museum   Nevada Motor Cars Part I Nevada Motor Cars Part II The self-propelled passenger car, or motor car, was the savior of early 20th-Century railroad branches and...
Locomotive Glenbrook at Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

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

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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...
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