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

V & T Car No. 13

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

 
 
V & T Car No. 13 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. V & T Car No. 13 Marker
Inscription. The only railroad car ever designed expressively for transportation pf precious metals. Mail-Bullion Car No. 13 was built by the Oxford Car Company in 1874 to the order of the fabulous Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Until 1939 she transported her precious cargoes, totaling in value millions of dollars, from Virginia City to the mint at Carson City and to the S.P. connection in Reno.

Donated to Virginia City by
George L. Gary

This plaque erected by
The Virginia City Businessmen’s Association

MCMLXVI

 
Erected 1966 by Virginia City Businessmen's Association.
 
Location. 39° 18.54′ N, 119° 39.003′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (Nevada Route 341), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The railroad car now houses The Comstock Wild Horse Mining Museum and is located next to the Nevada Firemen’s Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Fire of 1875 (here, next to this marker); “Sixty-Two” Building (a few steps from this marker); The Millionaires Club
V & T Car No. 13 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. V & T Car No. 13 Markers
This marker is located on the left and the "Bob" E Vitus Clampus marker is located on the right. (See Photo #3.)
(within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Julia C. Bulette (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nevada Bank of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Morris Pinschower Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of California (within shouting distance of this marker); William Sharon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Bob Richards Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. Bob Richards Memorial Plaque
Bob
Pasadena, Calif. April 8, 1911 – Virginia City, Nev. June 26, 1968
The Parenthesis
Young love to the sea. Intense and critical love for place and people…Editor of the Editorial Enterprise where he reigned intense and critical… “High” Commodore of the Virginia City Yacht Club… To those who loved him, “A touch of Twain revisiting the Comstock”. His insistence of placement here of this famous railroad relic…sail on… rail on plumed warrior…
Bob Richards
Julia C. Bulette Chapter E Clampus Vitus
September, 1969
V & T Car No. 13 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. V & T Car No. 13
V & T Car No. 13 - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
5. V & T Car No. 13 - Looking North
Back View of V & T Car No. 13 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
6. Back View of V & T Car No. 13
V & T Car No. 13 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
7. V & T Car No. 13 and Marker
V & T Car No. 13 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
8. V & T Car No. 13
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7, 8. submitted on March 29, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.
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