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V&T Coach #8

Date of photo: August 29, 1947
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Facebook: Kevin Bunker

Tags: sparks, vtcoach8, vtrailroad,

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Virginia & Truckee Coach #8 was originally Coach #1 in 1869. It was later rebuilt and renumbered. In the 1940s it was converted to a Club Coach, "Julia Bullette". Here, in 1947, it is being loaded onto a flat car to be taken to Hollywood to be put to work for a film studio.


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Date Uploaded: September 26, 2020

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Contributor: Kevin Bunker on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Kevin Bunker

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3192608867459325&set=gm.2704681156470093

Source Caption: 1947: Virginia & Truckee "club coach" 'Julia Bulette' [an honorific name bestowed by Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, not the V&T, in the late 1930s] was being readied at Sparks, Nevada for her "one way" trip to Los Angeles film studio service. The real Julia Bulette had been a 19th century English-born Virginia City "courtesan" who was notoriously murdered in January 1867.The car was originally built by the V&T in 1869 as a "caboose coach" (V&T parlance) or combination ca… See More

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