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V&T: historic railroad

1865

Mr. James, engineer, does preliminary survey of rail bed for V&T

1869

Virginia & Truckee Railroad constructed

Ground breaking Feb. 18

First locomotive brought to Carson City Aug. 6

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Last spike Sept. 28

1870

First train from Carson City reaches Gold Hill

1885

D Street tunnel cave in

1903

Early morning fire damages Homestead Tunnel, (Tunnel No. 4) Nov. 17

1905

Work begins to extend track to Minden

1906

V&T begins operations to Minden

1935

Crown Point trestle in Gold Hill torn down

1938

Service to Virginia City ends

1941

Rails between Virginia City and Carson City torn up for scrap

1945

V&T Engine “Reno” sold to MGM Studios

1950

V&T makes final run from Reno to Carson City and Minden