The Nevada Central Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 29.589 W 117° 04.280
11S E 493866 N 4371506
Quick Description: History sign in Austin, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2017 5:58:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMVE9C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

Long Description:
One of four small history plaques located on pillar at Austin’s outdoor Loneliest Highway Visitors Center.
Marker Title (required): The Nevada Central Railroad

Marker Text (required):
A narrow gauge, operated from Battle Mountain to Austin from 1880 to 1938. The railroad was constructed in just five months beginning in September 1879. The railroad to Austin was completed on February 9, 1880. The Nevada Central served Austin and the area faithfully for fifty-eight years, and was abandoned in 1938 after traffic and mining dwindled.


County (required): Lander

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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