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V&T #12 Genoa

Date of photo: 1906-08
Photographer: Unknown

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/vt0005
Shortlink: http://wnhpc.com/d/240
Tags: vt12, vtrailroad,

Available Sizes: 800x322 | 1024x412 | 1948x785


This is Virginia and Truckee Railroad engine #12, The Genoa, crossing a bridge heading south. This seems to be the bridge crossing the Carson River in the Carson Valley on the Minden branch line. Which would place this photo in a very narrow window between 1906, when the line to Minden opened, and 1908, when the Genoa was retired because of declining revenues.

The car behind pulled behind the engine appears to be one of the 1874 passenger/baggage combination cars, either car #15 or #16. The number on the side of the car is kind of hard to read. If this really is #16, then this photo is remarkable because Engine #12 and Car #16 are both on display together today at the California State Railroad Museum, still paired up exactly like they are in this photo.


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Date Uploaded: February 16, 2008

Source: Around Carson Photos

Source URL: http://aroundcarson.com/photos/view/1077/

Source Caption: V&T in its heyday

View on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottschrantz/2271004958


on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 11:32 AM

that car is clearly #16 I can read it perfectly In case yall were wondering.

on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 09:03 AM

The photograph was taken on October 31, 1955 on the Stockton Terminal & Eastern. - Stephen Drew, Retired Chief Curator, California State Railroad Museum.

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