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Date of photo: Early 1950s
Photographer: John Nulty
This photo by John Nulty shows the Carson City yards of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in the early 1950s. The final run of the V&T was May 31, 1950, and the tracks were taken up soon afterwards. This shows the remnants after the rails were removed. Railroad ties are still stuck in the dirt, rotting in the desert sun. You can follow the old path of the line as it headed towards what is today Mills Park. Two buildings are still standing. If I'm right, the building on the left was the paint shop and on the right is a car barn.