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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

V & T, 1869 - 1950

 
 
V & T, 1869 - 1950 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
1. V & T, 1869 - 1950 Marker
Inscription.  The Virginia and Truckee RR was built to carry Comstock ore to the Carson River mills and to haul supplies back to the mines here. Service to Gold Hill began in December 1869 and to Virginia City in 1870. Once handling 30 to 45 trains a day, the line closed down in 1939.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1869.
 
Location. 39° 18.734′ N, 119° 38.876′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on E Street near Sutton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Consolidated Virginia & California Pan Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Bonanza (within shouting distance of this marker); C & C Mining Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Dog Saloon (about 400
V & T Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
2. V & T Freight Depot
The marker is located on the building between the blue/gray freight doors.
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feet away); Virginia and Truckee Railroad (about 500 feet away); Ships of the Nevada Desert (about 500 feet away); The Union Brewery (about 500 feet away); Chinatown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the Crookedest Short Line in America, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
V & T Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2009
3. V & T Freight Depot
V & T Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
4. V & T Freight Depot
V & T Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
5. V & T Freight Depot
The Original Virginia and Truckee Railroad Passenger Depot - 1869 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
6. The Original Virginia and Truckee Railroad Passenger Depot - 1869
The Passenger Depot is located on F Street near the V & T (Tourist)Railroad Depot. The original depot is on private property.
The Original Virginia and Truckee Railroad Passenger Depot - 1869 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
7. The Original Virginia and Truckee Railroad Passenger Depot - 1869
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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