Title: Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection
Collection number: MS 97
California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact
the Library in advance of your visit.
Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior
Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder,
which must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection, MS 97, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento,
In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also contains extensive photograph, drawing, map, manuscript and ephemera
collections related to the V&T. Please contact the Library for assistance.
Incorporated March 5, 1868 for the purpose of building a railroad in Nevada from Virginia City to the Carson River and Carson
City, with a branch from Carson City to Reno. The line, which included 21 miles from Carson City to Virginia City opened January
1870. Another line, 31 miles from Carson City to Reno opened August 1872. A fifteen-mile extension from Carson to Minden opened
in 1906. The last train V&T train operated May 31, 1950. The California State Railroad Museum has three steam locomotives
and one combination car from the V&T.