Dave Frank
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December 3, 2007
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V&T construction steams ahead

Workers have started construction on the next phase of an 18-mile tourist railroad to run from Virginia City to Carson City.

This section of the reconstructed Virginia & Truckee Railway will run 4.5 miles from American Flat in Storey County south to Mound House in Lyon County. Granite Construction is laying the track under a $5.2 million contract. It is expected to be done by June.

Work started Monday on the new phase and a groundbreaking ceremony will be Friday.

About a mile and a half of track from Gold Hill to the Overman Pit was finished in 2005.

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