Engine 202

Tags: carsoncity , ccairport , engine202 , vtrailroad

Date of photo: July 1967

Photographer: Jack R. Leonard

Source : Facebook: Dan Haneckow

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Mountain Quarries Engine #202 at the Carson City Airport. Engine #202 came from Mountain Quarries Railroad in California and bounced around between owners during the 20th century. In the 1960s a group of railfans tried to revive the Virginia and Truckee Railroad by laying some track at the Carson City Airport and running Engine #202 with V&T Flatcar #57. This effort didn't last long. Later, in 1976, Engine #202 was the first locomotive on the actual rebuilt V&T in Virginia City. But it didn't have enough power for their needs so it was replaced the next year.

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Date Uploaded: October 22, 2023

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/fb10231273708727452

Contributor: Dan Haneckow on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Dan Haneckow

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/808084679229190/posts/6310227212348215/

Source Caption: Most of his model railroad was already sold off, but his slides remained undiscovered until I found them. Many were from right after the Burlington Northern merger. One group was a July 1967 trip to photograph remnants of the Virginia & Truckee.
The pictures are taken near an airport but where? The majority were from Carson City and Virginia City, with a couple from Reno and some further out. Thoughts?


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