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

 

PHOTO GALLERY – 5 of 5

 

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Restored V&T Engine 27, Baldwin Locomotive Works No. 39453, manufactured in Philadelphia, March 1910.

Restored V&T Passenger Car.


Restored V&T Glenbrook Engine, Baldwin Locomotive Works No. 3712, manufactured in Philadelphia, 1875.
View inside the Engineer’s Cab of the Glenbrook locomotive.

(Above) Small H. K. Porter yard engine.

 

 

(Right) Between 1869 and 1883 the V&T hauled ore from the Comstock to mills on the Carson River. Each car carried 8 tons of ore.  None of these 4-wheeled cars are known to have survived.

 

 

 

Returning to Virginia City, we followed the route of the early gold prospectors.  They continued through Devil’s Gate and hit pay dirt.  Our bus had to take the alternate truck route to avoid the sharp curve at Gold Hill.End of a long day of mining history touring and everyone is still smiling.  SUCCESS!

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

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