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State commission overseeing V&T’s historic rail line approves operator pact

A five-year train-services agreement for operation of the historic V&T Railway won 5-2 approval Monday from the Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway. Discussion of the pact sparked contention as Kim Fegert, Gold Hill Historical Society project manager, expressed concern that exclusivity for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad as operator might cut his operation out of the equation. “I realize it’s expedient to give Mr. (Tom) Gray what he wants,” Fegert said, speaking of the V&T owner-operator. Fegert said, however, “I think there’s a lot of opportunity here,” mentioning wider ridership and economic development. He called for …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 26, 2013 10:04AM Published Mar 27, 2013 11:34AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.