#248 - V&T Railroad Right of Way
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RenoRosebud
N 39° 31.012 W 119° 48.421
11S E 258695 N 4377899
The Marker is located on a tiny strip of green in a City of Reno Park at Center Street and Holcomb Avenue in Reno.
Waymark Code: WM2A4F
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/30/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 89

Known as the "Queen of the Short Lines," the V&T rumbled through Reno for almost 80 years. This stretch of the line connected Carson City and Virginia City to Reno and the Central Pacific line. For more history of the V&T see the V&T at onlinenevada.org.
Marker Title (required): Virgina & Truckee Railroad Right of Way

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 248

Marker Text (required):
Soon after Chinese laborers graded this section during the Summer of 1871, track gangs commenced laying rail south, reaching Steamboat Springs by late October. To celebrate the occasion, numerous residents rode an excursion train to Steamboat on Nov. 7. Nine months later Superintendent Henry M. Yerington drove the last spike a mile west of Carson City on Aug. 24, 1872, connecting Virginia City and Reno by rail. Although regularly scheduled passenger service didn't begin until Oct. 1, the first through train traversed the 52-mile route on Sept. 1, 1872 - the last steamed by here on May 31, 1950.

County (required): Washoe (Reno)

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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