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Inventory of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection
MS 97  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Description
  • Historical Background

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection
    Collection number: MS 97
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection, MS 97, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also contains extensive photograph, drawing, map, manuscript and ephemera collections related to the V&T. Please contact the Library for assistance.

    Historical Background

    Incorporated March 5, 1868 for the purpose of building a railroad in Nevada from Virginia City to the Carson River and Carson City, with a branch from Carson City to Reno. The line, which included 21 miles from Carson City to Virginia City opened January 1870. Another line, 31 miles from Carson City to Reno opened August 1872. A fifteen-mile extension from Carson to Minden opened in 1906. The last train V&T train operated May 31, 1950. The California State Railroad Museum has three steam locomotives and one combination car from the V&T.