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Date of photo: 1889
Virginia & Truckee Engine #1 "Lyon", pictured here in use as a stationary boiler at a mill in Reno. The Lyon was the first locomotive delivered on the V&T Railroad, but its small size and low power meant that it didn't have much use after newer and stronger engines arrived. In 1889 it was sent to work at the Reno Milling and Reduction Works in Reno, not moving but providing steam to the mill's machinery. It was only here a short time.
Date Uploaded: December 13, 2018
Source: Facebook: Mark French
Source Caption: The photo shows the Lyon being used at the Reno Milling & Reduction Works for drying ore. This Mill was located on a C.P. R.R. spur track about 1 1/2 mile east of the Reno C.P./V&T depot.