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

Virginia and Truckee Railroad

“Do it at once”

 
 
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
1. Virginia and Truckee Railroad Marker
Inscription. “Do it at once” was the order given to I. E. James by William Sharron to build the V & T Railroad.

Construction to Carson City was completed in November 1869. By November 1871, Reno was connected to Carson City thus establishing a shipping route from the Comstock to the Union Pacific. The V & T was to become known as “the richest railroad in the world.”

On May 31, 1950 the V & T ceased operations.
 
Erected 1997 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.661′ N, 119° 38.898′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is at the intersection of E Street and Union Street on E Street. Touch for map. 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. Ships of the Nevada Desert (here, next to this marker); Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary Louise Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Light District (within shouting
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
2. Virginia and Truckee Railroad Marker
distance of this marker); C & C Mining Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Big Bonanza (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Chinatown (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Comstock History Center. On the opposite side of the monument is the "Ships of the Nevada Desert" marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of the Crookedest Short Line in America, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. V&T Historical Narrative. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Comstock History Center image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
3. The Comstock History Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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