The records consist of correspondence, 1872-1950; six letterpress copybooks supplementary to those in the Yerington Papers,
1880-1924; account books, 1876-1895; receipts, 1877-1879; check receipts, 1873-1891; station accounts, 1874-1929; invoices,
1876-1919; waybills, 1874-1916; and maintenance records, inventories, time books, and financial and operating records.
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company was incorporated in Nevada on March 5, 1868, by principals of the Union Mill & Mining
Company and the Bank of California. The standard gauge railroad was conceived to provide more efficient and economical transportation
between Comstock ore-producing mines around Virginia City, Nevada, quartz reduction mills along the Carson River below Dayton
and lumber yards located near Carson City. The initial 21-mile track between Carson and Virginia City was completed in January
1870 and the remaining 31-mile line was finished late in 1872 between Carson City and Central Pacific Railroad tracks at Reno,
Number of containers: 17 cartons, 26 packages and 8 vol.
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