Virginia and Truckee Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.661 W 119° 38.900
11S E 271667 N 4354635
This Historical Marker is mounted on the east face of a rock monument north of the Comstock History Center on the northwest corner of Union and E Streets in Virginia City, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFMD8
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/03/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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Virginia and Truckee Railroad
“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.

Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864
E Clampus Vitus
June 28, 1997

Marker Title (required): Virginia and Truckee Railroad

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Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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