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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...
VT Candy Cane Express

Virginia City Correspondence – December 2016

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The V & T Candy Cane Express Train All aboard the holiday train! The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three week-ends of enchanted holiday trains aboard one-hundred-year old decorated vintage rail coaches, November 25,...

V&T No. 28 had a brief but important role in Nevada

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by Peter Barton   Railfans know Virginia & Truckee Railway locomotive No. 27 as the last new engine bought by the famous Comstock railroad company. It pulled the V&T’s last regular train in 1950, was a...

Johnny Bartholomew: Hero on the V&T Railroad

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by Mark McLaughlin A In its heyday during the 1870s, Virginia City rivaled cosmopolitan San Francisco and the Barbary Coast as the most exciting and wildly indulgent city in the Far West. An important key to...

The V & T Railroad Chugs Into the New Year With Exciting Events

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All aboard the V&T Railroad to create happy memories Attention individuals looking for adventurous opportunities to enter the enchanted world of vintage railroads — mark your calendar for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s 2016 season. The V&T...
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...
Holbrook Junction by Neil Lockhart

NevadaGram #169 — Lovelock Cave, Comstock Mining Update, Nevada Correspondence and More

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One of Nevada's greatest attractions to visitors goes mostly unmentioned, even by our most enthusiastic promoters: Time Travel. This is conveniently accessible and easy to do here, and one enjoyable way to do it is...
From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

NevadaGram #103 – From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

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I mentioned in an earlier NevadaGram (not getting the NevadaGram yet? Sign up here) that there will be an almost-impromptu birthday party for Edna Purviance in October at Winnemucca. What They're saying About Us The...
Old West Diarama

NevadaGram #93 – Open Studios in Tuscarora, the California Trail Interpretive Center

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As winter gives way to spring, the state shakes off the last of its snow with a spate of Memorial Day celebrations. The most unusual of them takes place in Tuscarora in odd years,...
Rolling Thunder, Frank van Zant, Interstate 80

NevadaGram #73 – Rolling Thunder, More on Roy Frisch and More Nevada Stars

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What They're saying About Us The New York Times takes the kids to Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. In the...
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