2015 Mining History Association Tour

 

Tour of Donovan Mill, Bowers Mansion,

Nevada State Museum, and

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Tour Leader: Ron James

June 14, 2015

 

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The final stop on the tour was the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.  The main focus is on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad that served the towns and industries of this area of Nevada. Both the museum building and the shops are open to the public.

 

For many of the MHAers the first order of business was a ride on one of the restored pieces of rolling stock.  CLICK HERE for a short video of a ride on the Tucson, Cornelia, and Gila Bend [Arizona] Railroad car. At the end of the video, close the viewer to return to this page.


Two locomotives in the shop area illustrate the influence of the eastern manufacturers of railroad equipment.  V&T Engine 25 was manufactured by the famous Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia in 1905.

The second locomotive, V&T Engine 8, was manufactured in 1888 by the Cooke Locomotive Company of Patterson, NJ.

Baldwin nameplate on V&T Engine 25.

 

Cooke nameplate on V&T Engine 8.

This unusual, streamlined, self-powered car was manufactured by the McKeen Motor Car Company of Omaha, Nebraska.  It incorporated an observation section with porthole-shaped windows, a passenger section, a freight area, and the engineer’s cabA manually operated turntable is used to move the rolling stock from the tracks in the shop area to those that serve other parts of the museum complex.

Photo Credits: Johnny Johnsson, Mike Kaas, and Bob Spude.

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